Organisations in the Diaspora

In this section, we are trying to create a database of organisations that service people of South Asian descent.  This section is organised by country. If you are know of or are involved with organisations outside of South Asian, please do help us with this mammoth task.

U.S.

 
Trikone – San Francisco:
LGBT South Asian group based in San Francisco. Support group/advocacy/phone line. 
Website:  www.trikone.org 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/trikone
Email: advocacy@trikone.org,board-list@trikone.org
 
Khush at University of California – Berkeley:
LGBTQ South Asian group providing a safe and private space for South Asians to hang out.
Website:  http://khushberkeley.tumblr.com/
Email: khush.berkeley@gmail.com
 
Satrang – Los Angeles:
LGBT South Asian group based in Los Angeles . Support group/advocacy. 
Website:  www.satrang.org 
Phone:888-370-9569
Email: contact@satrang.org
 
SALGA – New York City:
LGBT South Asian group based in New York City. Support group/advocacy/phone line. 
Website:  www.salganyc.org 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/salga
Hotline: 1-657-777-2542 (Thursdays 5pm – 7 pm ET)
Email: salganyc@hotmail.com
 
MASALA- Boston:
LGBT South Asian group based in Boston. Support group. 
Website:  www.bostonmasala.com 
 
Khush- DC:
LGBT South Asian group based in Washington DC. Support group. 
Website:  www.khushdc.org 
Email: president@khushdc.org, board@khushdc.org
 
Trikone-Chicago:
LGBT South Asian group based in Chicago. Support group. 
Website:  www.trikonechicago.org 
Contact: http://trikonechicago.org.sage.arvixe.com/Contact.aspx
 
 
Trikone-Atlanta:
LGBT South Asian group based in Atlanta. Support group. 
Website:  www.trikoneatlanta.org 
Contact: PO Box 18638, Atlanta GA 31126-0638
Email:welcome3kone@yahoo.com
 
Trikone-Northwest:
LGBT South Asian group based in Seattle. Support group. 
Website:  www.trikonenw.org 
Email: http://trikonenw.org/content/about/index.email.shtml
 
 
Aqua -NC:
AQUA-NC is a local group of queer-identified Asians, Pacific Islanders, South Asians, and Southeast Asians in North Carolina. Our mission is to facilitate a friendly, supportive, confidential and safe place for queer Asians and allies to create community. AQUA-NC was founded in October 2011 and is run by volunteers. We get together for coffee, potlucks, movie nights, dinners, and plan to host movie screenings, fund raisers, and other larger events in the future.
website: www.aquanc.org
email: asianqueers@gmail.com 
 

Canada

Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention

The Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention is a community-based, non-profit, charitable organization committed to providing health promotion, support, education and advocacy in a non-discriminatory manner for those who identify as South Asian living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

http://www.asaap.ca

Dosti

Dosti is a Toronto-based social and support group for South Asian gay, bisexual and transgender men. Dosti has been around since the mid 90s and has come to mean a number of different things over the years. Dosti is a place where you can meet friends, cruise for guys and explore the community. Dosti meetings happen once a month and are open to all Dosti members.

http://dosti.ca/

Snehithan

A social and support group for GBTTQQ men of Kannada, Malayalam, Sinhala, Tamil and Telugu-speaking communities.

http://www.snehithan.ca

Salaam

Salaam is an organization dedicated to Muslims who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual/ transgender and or intersex, as well as those questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity, their families and friends.

http://www.salaamcanada.com

Sher Vancouver

Sher Vancouver is based out of Vancouver, B.C. but people from all over the world are welcome to join. Sher offers peer support, social activities, information, referral and outreach presentations. Sher would like to help inform, educate and bring about more acceptance and understanding.

http://www.shervancouver.com/

 

U.K.

Sarbat

Website for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) Sikhs

http://www.sarbat.net

Naz Project London

Naz Project London (NPL) provides sexual health and HIV prevention and support services to targeted Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in London.

http://www.naz.org.uk/index.html

Planet Kiss

KISS is a social group made up of women who identify either as lesbian, bisexual or queer and are of South Asian or Middle Eastern or North African descent

http://www.planetkiss.org.uk


Imaan

Imaan supports LGBT Muslim people, their families and friends, to address issues of sexual orientation within Islam. It provides a safe space and support network to address issues of common concern through sharing individual experiences and institutional resources.

http://www.imaan.org.uk

Positive East/Himat

Support group meeting the emotional and practical needs of South Asian gay, bisexual men and men who have sex with men. Aims to provide access to information regarding sexuality, HIV transmission, emotional and physical issues, condoms and sexually transmitted infection information.

http://www.positiveeast.org.uk/

Australasia

Trikone Australasia actively works against all forms of oppression based on race, gender, religion, class, sexual orientation and other identities. Through our website, cultural nights, film festivals, Bollywood dances parties and Mardi Gras celebrations, Trikone Australasia works to nurture and empower the South Asian GLBT community in Sydney and Australia.

http://www.trikone.org.au/

2 Responses to Organisations in the Diaspora

  1. aquanc says:

    Hi Globalqueerdesi,
    Thank you for all your resources! They are fabulous and very helpful. Please add our new group, AQUA-NC, Asian Queers and Allies in North Carolina, website: http://www.aquanc.org, email: asianqueers@gmail.com, to your list of resources. We have a large group of desis and South Asians in our organization at the moment. Here’s a short description:
    AQUA-NC is a local group of queer-identified Asians, Pacific Islanders, South Asians, and Southeast Asians in North Carolina. Our mission is to facilitate a friendly, supportive, confidential and safe place for queer Asians and allies to create community. AQUA-NC was founded in October 2011 and is run by volunteers. We get together for coffee, potlucks, movie nights, dinners, and plan to host movie screenings, fund raisers, and other larger events in the future.

  2. Rashmi says:

    Hello,

    Just wanted to let you know that Satrang has a phone line (not a hotline yet), but it is answered by a Board member and all voice mails are answered.

    Regards,
    Rashmi

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