INDIA GAY CIVIL RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS|
LGBT India - Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender People of India
LGBT India is "the apex communication collective of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups of India - a network of more than a hundred organisations working for sexual minorities in the country. Founded on the lovers' day, February 14th, 1999, LGBT India was born out of YaariaN '99, the two day National Gay Conference in Hyderabad. LGBT India has since been actively pursuing the establishment and improvement of communication between the myriad LGBT groups within India, and together with them, working towards the ultimate goal of human rights for all LGBT people in India." LGBT India started the annual Friendship Walks, which began in the eastern port city of Calcutta in July 1999 - a walk rather than march to show peaceful solidarity for human rights in commemoration the anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion on June 27-29 that launched the modern gay civil rights movement. "What we are affirming here, is every single human being's fundamental right to love and to be loved."
Flat 13, 3rd Floor, 'Royal Park' Apartments
34 Park Road, Tasker Town
(behind Hotel Harsha and near Shivajinagar Bus Station)
Bangalore - 560 051, India
Tel: +91-80-2868680 / +91-80-2868121
Sexuality Resource Center Tue-Sat 10-5
Email Group: LGBT India Email Group
Andhra Pradesh (State)
Suraksha Society is a registered state level Community based organization (CBO) of MSM. Its objective is to provide support and also implement activities towards MSM collectivization and protection of their sexual health and human rights. As of 2009, Suraksha Society has mobilized and initiated 43 CBOs throughout Andhra Pradesh for gay and bisexual men.
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Opp Methodist Church Lane, Srinivas Nagar, Warasiguda, Secunderabad. 500061.
Andhra Pradesh, India.
Tel: +91-40-65542740 (office) and 0 9346764898 (cell)
Saathi/Sampark provides a support space for gay and bisexual men in Hyderabad, the state capital of Andhra Pradesh and the fifth largest metropolis in India. The organization can be reached by email, by phone and by post:
2nd Floor, Sana Apartments, Red Hills, Lakdikapool, Hyderabad - 500 004 India
Tel: +91-(0)40-657 1225/+91-(0)40-337 5401
NESPYM - North East Society for the Promotion of Youth and Masses
The North East Society for the Promotion of Youth and Masses provides outreach, support, and health education to gay and bisexual men in and around Guwahati, the state capital of Assam. The Society can be reached by email, by phone, and by post at:
North East Society for the Promotion of Youth and Masses
Ashram Road, Near Water Tank, Ulubari, Guwahati, Pin 781 007
Tel: +91-(0)361-252 0183
AASRA Charitable Trust
The AASRA Charitable Trust offers support, education, and health outreach to gay and bisexual men in Patna, the state capital of Bihar. AASRA can be contacted by email, by phone, and by post at:
AASRA Charitable Trust
101 Gauri Shankar Apartments, Kurji, Patna, Pin 800 010
Tel: +91-(0)612-227 1598
Founded in 1996, the Lifeline Foundation provides an emotional helpline, health awareness, HIV/AIDS and suicide prevention, education, and outreach to gay and bisexual men in Imphal, the capital city of the northeastern state of Manipur.
The Lifeline Foundation can be reached by email, by phone, by fax, and by post at:
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Moirangkhom Sougaijam, Leirak, Imphal, Pin 795 001
Tel: +91-(0)385 222 9766 / 4186
SASO - Social Awareness Service Organization
The Social Awareness Service Organization envisions "a society where good health, peace and justice prevail along with the economic development to sustain them." SASO strives to advocate and provide awareness on social, gender and human rights issues. Efforts include maintaining "an awareness program on HIV/AIDS, clinicial approach, harm reduction approach, HIV/AIDS care and support, nutritional and medical support, hands on training, networking and advocacy."
SASO can be contacted by email, by phone, by fax, and by post at:
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Social Awareness Service Organization
Khwai Lalambung Makhong RIMS Road(S), Imphal, Manipur, Pin 795 001
Tel: +91-(0)385 241 1408
Fax: +91-(0)385-241 1409
SHALOM - Society for HIV/AIDS and Lifeline Operation in Mizoram
The Society for HIV/AIDS and Lifeline Operation in Mizoram (SHALOM) is a community-based health group whose overall goal is to reduce HIV transmission and the impact of AIDS in an already high HIV prevalent community including gay and bisexual men. Services provided by SHALOM include community education, confidential HIV testing, home-based care, advocacy, harm reducation and research.
Society for HIV/AIDS and Lifeline Operation in Mizoram
Lunglei Road, Bawngkawn, Aizawl, Pin 796 014
Tel: +91-(0)389 234 1941 / 6543
Fax: +91-(0)389 231 1384
Tamil Nadu (State)
MCDS - Men Community Development Society
Started by the anti-AIDS non-governmental organisation Indian Community Welfare Organisation (ICWO), the Men Community Development Society was created to provide a safe haven and to address violations of the human rights of homosexual men, assist them to get help from the government, provide them support in times of need, and help them form more such organisations in other districts of Tamil Nadu. The ICWO, which was formed in 1992, has been working with homosexuals since 2000 in its efforts to combat HIV/AIDS.
The Men Community Development Society - which was founded with 300 members and has identified more than 7,000 future members in the city - educates its members about sexually transmitted diseases, particularly HIV/AIDS, empowers them to become financially independent, encourages them to save, and provides them medical help. To address the common grievance of doctors treating homosexuals with disdain, the Society has its own doctor and clinic.
The Men Community Development Society can be contacted by phone at:
Tel: +91-(0)44-26184392 and +91-(0)44-55515742
Uttar Pradesh (State)
Bharosa Trust provides support, education and health care to gay men, bisexual men, and kotis in Lucknow, the state capital of Uttar Pradesh, providing vital outreach to save and improve lives. The Bharosa Trust can be contacted by email, by phone, and by post at:
21/6/5 Peerpur House, 8 Tilak Marg, Lucknow, Pin 226 001