Yaari: Making Light of It

An episode of Tindergarten

By Raksha Muthukumar
Tindergarten is an in-depth look at the diverse stories behind the quest for modern queer love. Join dating app enthusiast Raksha Muthukumar as she interviews folks about all things LGBT and online dating.

Every #TindergartenTuesday, you'll hear from a queer person whose story is colored by their race, gender, culture, or disability on topics that matter to them -- things like mental health, art, sex work, and polyamory. All of their stories are unique, but together they paint a picture of the vibrant, resilient world of queer life and love.
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Yaari: Making Light of It
Yaari talks about his comedy career and shares the funny side of queer dating. Hear his stories about Grindr mishaps in hotel rooms, when to NOT bring up your dead dog, and how dill pickles might be the secret to true love. This episode features both the most boring and the funniest bio we've seen so far during 5 Swipes on Tindergarten. Find him on Twitter @yaaaaaaaaari
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Quinn: Sex Work & Digital Security
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Anna: The Midwest & Mental Health
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