Development Associate, Gender & Family Project
Farhat Rahman (they/them) is the Development Associate at Gender and Family Project, where they bring nearly 3 years of previous development and communications experiences. Raised in Bangladesh, Farhat is a transgender and queer Muslim filmmaker based in The Bronx. Their work largely grapples with issues affecting queer, trans and non-binary identities, and their films have been screened at venues such as Bryn Mawr Film Institute, LUX London, New Women Space, and the Bangalore Queer Film Festival. Prior to 2016, Farhat was actively involved in the Bangladesh LGBTQGNC movement, where they helped launch the country’s first LGB needs assessment report and survey.
Farhat is a B.A. and M.A. graduate from Bryn Mawr College and The New School. They currently serve on the NYC coordinating committees for South Asian Diaspora Artists Collective (SADAC) and South Asia Solidarity Initiative (SASI).