May 31 2022


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm



Vishwas Pethe on "Gay Crow: A Memoir"

Author Vishwas Pethe discusses his memoir. One of the original Grindr developers and the first Indian American to survive an HIV infection, Pethe describes the technique he uses to stay alive in his memoir.


Doctors gave Vishwas one year to live–every year for twenty years. Six times it looked as though death was imminent, but his unflappable spirit helped him overcome incredible odds. Despite living with HIV/AIDS for thirty-five years, he has led an extraordinary life by every measure; from world travels to his 30-year marriage with a former Catholic priest to being one of the original developers of Grindr.

Ten years after AIDS became survivable (thanks to antiretroviral drugs), Vishwas faced a whole new life-threatening challenge. Listen in as he shares his life in intimate detail with his psychologist (and with us) in this unique memoir.

Copies of “Gay Crow: A Memoir” are available to borrow from

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