Celebrity make-up artist Daniel Bauer and his partner, Tyrone Braganza, speak to us about married life, their favourite LGBTQ-friendly destinations, and what’s it like to travel with a baby in tow. By Rashima Nagpal
T + L India: What are the things you easily agree on, and things that you often disagree on?
Tyrone Braganza: We both love food and travel, so we agree on what’s for dinner, where to go out to eat, and where to head on our next vacation. We disagree on what to watch on TV. I love documentaries and drama, and Danny (Daniel) loves Marvel, horror, and sci-fi.
T + L India: What’s your go-to destination for a holiday?
Daniel and Tyrone: In India, it’s Goa/Kerala. We love the sea, and the obvious choice has been Goa. We [also] love going to Thailand; we actually started our vacations on a secluded island called Ko Phayam.
T + L India: Any LGBTQ-friendly destinations that you’ve experienced and would recommend?
Daniel and Tyrone: We have travelled to the Caribbean on a cruise ship, and Fort Lauderdale is the most LGBTQ-friendly destination we can recommend. Closer to home, it’s Thailand that we love.
T + L India: Now that you have a baby, how has travelling changed?
Daniel and Tyrone: People keep telling us that we shouldn’t travel with the baby. While we do agree that it’s not a great time to travel, we want Avisha to get used to being on planes. Avisha has already flown from Bogota to Frankfurt to Mumbai to Kerala, and she’s not even six months old!
T + L India: You just got back from a family holiday in Kerala. How was it?
Daniel and Tyrone: We stayed at a beautiful property on the beach. We had a large cottage to ourselves with a fantastic view of the Arabian Sea, we spent a lot of family time together, [and] we also did Ayurvedic treatments.
T + L India: What was the best part about having multi-cultural ceremonies for your wedding?
Daniel and Tyrone: The best part was sharing these ceremonies with family and friends. They were so thrilled to experience German wedding traditions. Similarly, Danny’s family and friends were so excited to see the Indian and Goan rituals. While the German wedding was in a church and the reception was on the main riverfront, the Indian wedding was on a beach in Goa. There was a huge contrast in terms of ceremonies, colours, and food.
T + L India: What was it like to have your wedding documented for a global platform like Netflix?
Daniel and Tyrone: We agreed to allow Netflix to document our wedding so that we could inspire a new generation of Indians to come out and do the same. We had messages from places like Peru, Brazil, Africa, and Taiwan. LGBTQ people tell us how much it meant to them to watch our story.
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T + L India: Do you see Mumbai as your permanent home?
Daniel and Tyrone: We are so happy to start a new adventure, and sometimes a new location may just be the answer. We have talked about maybe moving to Australia or Germany in the future, but we don’t have any concrete plans yet. We love Mumbai and are enjoying our time here now.
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