This hero turned his turban into a rainbow for Pride Month
A bisexual Sikh man has gone viral for creating a rainbow turban for Pride Month.
Taking to Twitter, Jiwandeep Kohli shared a picture of himself smiling in his glorious creation on June 1. Since then, it has received widespread praise from the LGBTQ+ community and their allies, garnering over 26K likes and 3.6K retweets.
Kohli captioned his creation:
"I'm proud to be a bisexual bearded baking brain scientist. I feel fortunate to be able to express all these aspects of my identity, and will continue to work toward ensuring the same freedom for others."
The neuroscientist, who lives in San Diego, was subsequently interviewed about his impressive creation.
"A few years ago I saw a photo of another Sikh man at a Pride parade who had a few colors in his turban," Kohli told BuzzFeed News.
"I was looking at that, and I realized the way I tie mine it had the exact right number of layers to make a rainbow."
He added that he's been overwhelmed by the positive reaction his creation has received online.
"I've been really enamored with the reaction I've gotten from people," Kohli said.
"I've been really, really happy to see so much positivity and welcome from so many people."
These are some of the many tweets praising Kohli's creation - a true representation of the diversity which Pride Month celebrates.
However, he made a point of stressing that his turban is no fashion accessory and therefore, unless you're actually Sikh, please find another way to celebrate Pride Month.
"I wouldn't want people to have the impression that I'm just wearing it as an accessory," Kohli said. "A turban is a sign to the world that you're a person the world can turn to for help."
Meanwhile, this is the second year in a row that the White House under the Trump administration has failed to acknowledge Pride Month.