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LGBTQ support groups and resources in India

A mix of resources available in India for the LGBTQ populace. It includes, but is not limited to, online and offline support forums, discussion boards and mailing lists, college and university groups for students, networking websites, and so on.

Queer Ink

Queer Ink is a compassionate catalyst in the journey towards empowerment. We collaborate with individuals, organizations and communities to be part of our search for queer, new, exciting ways of expression and powerful ways to breakdown discourses, which perpetuate discrimination and narrow worldviews. We focus on the diverse LGBTQI people in India and in bringing the queer, quirky and wonderful into the mainstream.

Queer Ink is a platform for sharing creative ideas and hopes to encourage writers and artists with any new, exciting, queer, fun, out-of-the-box ideas to feel safe and appreciated in expressing themselves.

In January 2013, we officially became India’s first Queer Publisher. Queer Ink Publishing is dedicated to visualizing the diversity that is LGBTI India by embracing a collaborative creative effort to include and share lives of people who choose to lead different lives in mainstream India.

List of LGBT friendly psychiatrists, HIV/AIDS counselors, STD specialists and sexologists in India

The Indian LGBT community often finds itself wanting in professional medical help on account of prevalent homophobia in the medical community that results in adverse situations with alarming frequency. Young gay men and women often find themselves at the mercy of unethical psychiatrists who indulge in the highly controversial and harmful practice of ‘conversion therapy’, counselors are often not trained to deal with LGBT issues, patients of STDs are forced to hide their sexual orientation from their doctors and transgender people who wish to undergo surgery face enormous challenges.

On account of this, and some recent incidences that captured our attention, we’re releasing a list of LGBT friendly medical professionals across India- including psychiatrists, HIV/AIDS counselors, STD specialists and sexologists. The list has been compiled based on suggestions from community members.

Gay Bombay

GayBombay is a self-evolving informal group, a result of like-minded gay people from Mumbai (mainly, but not totally) coming together in good faith to create a safe space for men who are romantically and sexually attracted to men. All of us at GayBombay have experienced the joys and sorrows of being ‘different’.

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Sahaay (1800-2000-113)

Sahaay (1800-2000-113)

In an effort to offer some support to the LGBT community, a 24x7 helpline called the Sahaay Helpline has been set up by an international NGO with support from the Mumbai-based Humsafar Trust. It is India's first dedicted 24x7 helpline for the queer community (which includes gay, lesbian and transgender), and aims at answering queries on health and psychological issues.

Saathi, IIT Bombay | Home

Saathi is the LGBTQ Resource Group of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. We advocate for the rights of gender and sexual minorities for a more inclusive campus. We are an independent body of students, faculty, staff and alumni of IIT Bombay. We are affiliated to IIT Bombay and cater exclusively to the needs of the campus community.

desi boys

The social network for gay Indian men. Weave social conversations and inspire action. Latest articles, blogs, videos, pictures, dating ++.

Gay India and Indian Gay and Lesbian Resources by Utopia Asia

India gay and lesbian travel resources by Utopia Asia.

Delhi Pride

Delhi Gay Pride is a yearly festival to honor and celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people, and their supporters.

Queer Azaadi Mumbai

Mumbai Gay Pride is a yearly festival to honor and celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people, and their supporters.

Chennai Dost

Chennai Gay Pride is a yearly festival to honor and celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people, and their supporters.

Kolkata Rainbow Pride Festival

Calcutta Gay Pride is a yearly festival to honor and celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people, and their supporters.

The Humsafar Trust - Home

The Humsafar Trust (HST) is a community-based organization of the self-identified Gay men, MSM, Transgender, Hijras, and LBT people in Mumbai since 1994.

Pink Pages - India's National Gay & Lesbian magazine!

India's National Gay & Lesbian magazine!

Unmukt - IIT Kanpur

We are a gender and sexual diversity community with our roots in IIT Kanpur. Like our page to get news / resources / fun-stuff / opinions and discussions related to gender and sexuality. Reach out if you need to. We are all allies here.

Reach us at unmukt.iitk@gmail.com

10 LGBT-Rights Activists to Follow on Twitter

Not strictly something in India, but these people on Twitter are one quick way to stay tapped in to LGBT happenings. Here are 10 LGBT-rights activists who deserve a quick tap on the "Follow" button.

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