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This is an organisation for gay and bisexual men based in Delhi. The group was officially started in February 97, with an object of becoming a platform for discussing the needs of Delhi's Gay Community. It's objects include creating awareness about issues relevant to us and providing a support system to members of our society. The group works closely with the Naz Foundation, a premier sexual health NGO.
The Humrahi Group meets every Saturday from 7.00 to 8.30 p.m. at D-45 Gulmohar Park, New Delhi. The meetings provide a congenial atmosphere to discuss problems relevant to us like marriage pressures and social/cultural stigma and also provides a support system for those who need it. It also helps in networking and meeting like-minded people. Total confidentiality and respect for privacy is guaranteed and expected. For gay men looking to meet other gay men, this is a great way to interact.
The group also runs a telephone counselling service on Mondays and Thursdays from 7.00 to 9.00 p.m. on phone numbers 2685-1970 and 2685-1971 for gay and confused men. Issues relating to homosexuality, discussed in total anonymity with trained counsellors in Hindi or English.
Humsafar can be contacted on: 022- 26673800. Or, email them on firstname.lastname@example.org
Sangini was set up in 1997 under the umbrella of The Naz Foundation (India) Trust and provides information, counselling, support, help and advice, through operating a telephone help line service, for lesbians and women exploring their sexuality. It also welcomes calls from others affected by this; friends, family, partners etc. and other organizations seeking advice in this area. In addition, weekly meetings are organized for women who wish to meet in a group and discuss lesbian issues, share their experiences and talk openly about their sexuality in a supportive space.
Sangini help line operates on Tuesday evenings only, from 6 to 8pm, (all counselors on the helpline are lesbian or bisexual themselves). The phone numbers are 011-65676450, 2685 1970 and 2685 1971.
Sangini support meetings are held every Saturday afternoon from 3.00 to 6.00 p.m. and are only open for lesbians, bisexuals and women exploring their sexual orientation. For more information, email Sangini at: email@example.com or Sangini97@hotmail.com
Aanchal is the first helpline solely for lesbian and bisexual women in Mumbai, India. The phone number is (022) 370 4709. It has basically arisen because of the complete invisibility that lesbians and bisexual women have had and continue having in the city. Women who are isolated and fearful of others discovering their sexuality now have a safe place to interact with like-minded women. Aanchal means the sheltering folds of a woman's saree. The phone is attended by a counselor on Saturdays between 3pm and 7pm. Confidentiality is assured.
PRISM - People for Rights of Indian Sexuality Minorities:PRISM, originally The Thursday Forum, is a New-Delhi based organisation which works on issues affecting all sexuality minorities. Contact: Akshay, Shaleen, Jaya, Lesley, Dipika Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Lawyers Collective HIV/AIDS Unit: 63/2, Masjid Road, 1st Floor, Jangpura, New Delhi - 110 014 Tel: 91-11-4321102 Fax: 91-11-4321101 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.hri.ca/partners/lc
Sidhhartha Gautam Trust for Sexual Minorities: B5/207, Safderjung Enclave, New Delhi- 110029 Contact: Ashwini Ph: 11-610-1391 Fax: 11-685-5997
Transpal Foundation: (transgender support) Email: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Arambh c/o Aalok, PO Box 9522, New Delhi 110095. Gay & lesbian organization with cafe, library, small bookshop. Publishes newsletter.
INDIA HIV/AIDS ALLIANCE Address : E-26, 1st Floor, Greater Kailash Part I,New Delhi, Pin 110 048
Phone : 011 5163 3081-85 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
DEVELOPMENT ADVOCACY AND RESEARCH TRUST Contact person : Sandish Singh, Project Co-ordinator Address : C/o K. V. Singh, B-226, 1st Floor, Greater Kailash, Part I, New Delhi, Pin 110 048 Phone : 0 98116 60382, 98113 34420 E-mail : DART-NGO@indiatimes.com
HUMAN RIGHTS LAW NETWORK Address : 65, Masjid Road, Jungpara, New Delhi, Pin 110 014 Phone : 011 2432 4501, 2431 6922 E-mail : email@example.com
LAWYERS COLLECTIVE HIV/AIDS UNIT – DELHI Contact person : Anand Grover, Project Director Address : 63/2 Masjid Road, 1st Floor, Jangpura, New Delhi, Pin 110 014 Phone : 011 2432 1101 / 1102, 2431 6925 Fax : 011 2432 1101 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com Website : www.lawyerscollective.org
Contact person : Ashok Row Kavi, Chairperson / Vivek Anand, Chief Executive Officer Address : 2nd Floor, Vakola Old Municipal Building,Nehru Road, Santacruz (E), Mumbai, Pin 400 055 , Phone : 022 2618 7476 Fax : 022 2665 0547 PO Address: PO Box 6913, Santacruz (West), Mumbai Metro - 400 054. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.humsafar.org/ Bombay Dost:105A Veena-Beena Shopping Centre, Bandra Station Rd, Bandra (West), Mumbai 400050.A magazine printed from Mumbai for LGBT people. Web: http://www.humsafar.org/ Aanchal: Help Line for lesbian and bisexual women. Contact: Geeta Kumana Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 3pm and 6pm.
Address : Tardeo A. C. Market Building, 3rd Floor, Room No. 28, Tardeo, Mumbai, Pin 400 034, Phone : 022 2496 8686 / 8787 E-mail : email@example.com Mumbai Help line: 022- 23704709 Saturday 3 to 7 PM Email:mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Arawanis Social Welfare Society: (for hijras) Contact: Radhika email@example.com Stree Sangam: A collective of lesbian and bisexual women. Address :Post Box 16613, Matunga, Mumbai - 400 019. Email: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Udaan: (for kothis) Contact: G.D.Goda Address : Jai Santoshi Maa Building, No. 6, Off No. 8, Gaurishankarwadi No. 2, Pant Nagar, Ghatkopar (E), Mumbai, Pin 400 075, Phone : 022 2516 8966 E-mail: email@example.com Samabhavana: A group for Bisexual women, lesbians, MSM in general, transgender people, male sex workers and their clients Contact person : Jasmir Thakur, Secretary Address : 602, Debonair, 153 B V. S. Marg, Mahim, Mumbai, Pin 400 016 Phone : 022 2446 7543, E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Website :www.samabhavana.org
SAKHI CHAR-CHOWGHI TRUST(for kothis): Contact person : Ernest Noronha, Secretary Address : 375/15 Nisarga-Dutta Society, Sector No. 3, Kandivli Charkop, Mumbai, Pin 400 067 Phone : 0 98209 36815 Fax : 022 2665 0547 Email : email@example.com India Centre for Human Rights and Law (ICHRL): Human Rights Group which has a separate division on LGBT rights. Address: 4th Floor, CVOD Jain High School, Hazrat Abbas Street, (84 Samuel Street), Dongri, Mumbai - 400 009. Tel: 371 6690 / 375 9657. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.indiarights.com/ Lawyers Collective HIV/AIDS Unit: Address: 7/10, Botawalla Building, 2nd Floor, Horniman Circle, Fort Mumbai - 400023 Tel: 022-2676213 / 9 Fax: 022-2702563 Email: email@example.com , Website: http://www.hri.ca/partners/lc
Stree Sangam PO Box 16613, Matunga, Mumbai 400019. A support group for lesbian and bisexual women.
Khush Club PO Box 573551, Mumbai 400058. Organizes gay social events regularly in Mumbai.
DAI WELFARE SOCIETY ( For Hijras) Contact person : Lata Guruji, President Address : Opposite A Block, Opposite 2nd Masjid, Tata Nagar, Govandi, Mumbai, Pin 400 043, Phone : 022 2558 5198 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org OLAVA ( for Lesbians & Bi women) Address : Post Box 2108, Model Colony Post Office, Pune, Pin 411 016 E-mail : email@example.com
SAMAPATHIK Contact person : Bindu Madhava Address : Pune Phone : 020 427 2806 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
SAMPADA GRAMEEN MAHILA SANSTHAN (SANGRAM) Contact person : Meena Saraswathi Seshu, Executive Director Address : B-11 Akshay Apartments, Chintamaninagar, Sangli, Pin 416 416 Phone : 0233 231 2191 E-mail : email@example.com Target populations : Hijras, male sex workers
Counsel Club - Barasat: Support group for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people Contact : Rup / Susanta Address : C/o Rup Chowdhury Post Box No. 12 Barrackpore H.O. Dist. 24 Parganas (N) Phone : 2359 8130 (C/o Integration) E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Details : Meets last Sundays of the month, 5-7 pm. For directions call 359 8130.
Palm Avenue Integration Society: A health awareness initiative for the youth and sexual minorities (lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people) Contact : Pawan / Ranjan / Anupam Address : C/o Pawan Post Bag No. 10237 Calcutta 700 019 Phone : 2359 8130 (functions as helpline SAHAYAK on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 3-6 pm). E-mail : email@example.com Library service : Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 3-6 pm (Directions over phone)
Sappho: Support group for Lesbians and bisexual women. Contact person : Malavika, Core Group Member Address : C/o A.N., P. O. Box No. EC-35, Calcutta, Pin 700 010 Phone : 033 2281 3462 (Mondays, 1-3 pm) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com Sarani: Experimental performing arts troupe focussing on development issues like sexual minority rights and sexual health. Address: 84 Jhowtalla road, Suite No.2, Calcutta - 700 017. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Praajak Development Society: Development organisation working around issues of masculinities with a primary focus on boys and male youth. Also works with gender variant males including hijras, kotis and duplis/doparathas. Address: 468A, Block K, New Alipore, Calcutta - 700053. Tel: 4000455. Fax: 4000592. Email: email@example.com Pratyay: Support group for Kothis and other MSMs. Address: 468A, Block K, New Alipore, Calcutta - 700053 Tel: 4000455. Fax: 4000592. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
THE PRATYAY GENDER TRUST
Contact person : Anindya Hajra, Coordinator Address : P251/B Purna Das Road, Calcutta, Pin 700 029 Phone : 033 2464 1893, E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Target populations : Hijras, MSM (particularly kotis)
AMITIE Contact person : Anis Ray Chaudhuri, Assistant Secretary Phone : 033 3103 8554, E-mail : email@example.com Target populations : MSM in general DURBAR MAHILA SAMANWAYA COMMITTEE Contact person : Mrinal Kanti Dutta, Chairperson Address : 12/5 Nilmoni Mitra Street, Calcutta, Pin 700 006 Phone : 033 2543 7451 / 7560 Target populations : Male sex workers GOKHALE ROAD BANDHAN Contact person : Ranjit Sinha, Secretary Address : 7/A Gokhale Road, Calcutta, Pin 700 020 Phone : 033 2223 3677, E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Target populations : Hijras, MSM (particularly kotis), male sex workers HUMAN RIGHTS LAW NETWORK Address : 98 M, Das Para, James Long Sarni, Thakurpukur, Calcutta, Pin 700 069 Phone : 033 2497 0143 / 0155 Target populations : Bisexual women, lesbians, MSM in general, transgender people SAATHII CALCUTTA Contact person : Pawan Dhall, Chief Coordinator Address : CD 335, Sector I, Salt Lake City, Calcutta, Pin 700 064 Phone : 033 2334 7329, E-mail : email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org Website : www.saathii.org Target populations : MSM in general, male sex workers, transgender people, bisexual women, lesbians, PRANTIK BONGAON Contact person : Niloy Basu / Ajay Majumdar Address : C/o Niloy Basu, Peada Para, P. O. Bongaon, Pin 743 235 Phone : 03215 255 963 (Niloy Basu), E-mail : email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org Target populations : Hijras, MSM (particularly kotis) SWIKRITI Contact person : Rajarshi Chakraborty, Secretary Phone : 0 98301 82419 E-mail : email@example.com Target populations : Bisexual women, lesbians, MSM in general, transgender people
DURBAR MAHILA SAMANWAYA COMMITTEE Contact person : Mrinal Kanti Dutta, Chairperson Address : 12/5 Nilmoni Mitra Street, Calcutta, Pin 700 006 Phone : 033 2543 7451 / 7560 Target populations : Male sex workers GOKHALE ROAD BANDHAN Contact person : Ranjit Sinha, Secretary Address : 7/A Gokhale Road, Calcutta, Pin 700 020 Phone : 033 2223 3677, E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Target populations : Hijras, MSM (particularly kotis), male sex workers HUMAN RIGHTS LAW NETWORK Address : 98 M, Das Para, James Long Sarni, Thakurpukur, Calcutta, Pin 700 069 Phone : 033 2497 0143 / 0155 Target populations : Bisexual women, lesbians, MSM in general, transgender people
SAATHII CALCUTTA Contact person : Pawan Dhall, Chief Coordinator Address : CD 335, Sector I, Salt Lake City, Calcutta, Pin 700 064 Phone : 033 2334 7329, E-mail : email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org Website : www.saathii.org Target populations : MSM in general, male sex workers, transgender people, bisexual women, lesbians, PRANTIK BONGAON Contact person : Niloy Basu / Ajay Majumdar Address : C/o Niloy Basu, Peada Para, P. O. Bongaon, Pin 743 235 Phone : 03215 255 963 (Niloy Basu), E-mail : email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org Target populations : Hijras, MSM (particularly kotis)
SWIKRITI Contact person : Rajarshi Chakraborty, Secretary Phone : 0 98301 82419 E-mail : email@example.com Target populations : Bisexual women, lesbians, MSM in general, transgender people
Phone : 044 2441 6141, 2442 1606, Fax : 044 2445 3332 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Website : www.siaap.info
Social Welfare Association for Men (SWAM): Support group and drop-in centre for MSM, gay, bisexual, and HIV positive men. Address: No.12/5, Natarajan Street, Jafferkhanpet, Balakrishnanagar, Chennai - 600083. Phone : 044 2371 2324 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
BULLOCK CART WORKERS DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION Contact person : C. Joslin Thambi, Secretary and Director Address : Post Box No. 93, 858, East Pondy Road, Villupuram, Pin 605 602 Phone : 04146 240 683 Fax : 04146 242 815 E-mail : email@example.com Target populations : Alis, MSM THAMIL NADU ARAVANIGAL ASSOCIATION Contact person : Asha Bharathi, President / A. V. Kiruba, Secretary Address : 20/29, Kattapomman Street, Kamaraj Nagar, New Perungalathur, Chennai, Pin 600 063, Phone : 044 2279 0238, E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org SAATHII - CHENNAI Contact person : Dr. L. Ramakrishnan, Country Director (Programs and Research) Address : C/o ABK-AOTS DOSOKAI, Tamil Nadu Center,110, Nelson Manickam Road, 3rd Floor Chateau d'AmpaAminjikarai, Chennai, Pin 600 029 Phone : 044 2374 1118, E-mail : email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org Website : www.saathii.org Target populations : support/empowerment of all non-heterosexual and transgender people regardless of self-identification; awareness-raising of alternate sexualities and gender issues among the heterosexual population.
Phone : 080 223 0959 (Sahaya helpline, Tue / Fri : 7-9 pm) Email: email@example.com Web Address: http://www.geocities.com/goodasyoubangalore/ Sabrang: A collective working with rights of sexuality minorities. Address: 1st Floor, No.7, 8th Main, 3rd Phase, Domlur 2nd Stage, Bangalore - 560 071. Ph: 5359591. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sangama: A resource centre on sexuality issues focussing on LGBT issues. Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm. Address: 1st Floor, No.7, 8th Main, 3rd Phase, Domlur 2nd Stage, Bangalore - 560 071. Ph: 5359591.
Contact person : Elavarthi Manohar, Programme Co-ordinator Office Address : Flat No. 13, 3rd Floor, Royal Park Apartment, 34 Park Road, Tasker Town, Bangalore, Pin 560 051, Phone : 080 286 8680 / 8121 Email: email@example.com Web Address: http://www.sangamaonline.org/
Jagruthi - Gelaya: Working with prevention of HIV transmission and sexual health issues of MSM and Transsexuals. A partner of NAZ Foundation International. Address: C-3, 2nd Floor, Jyothi Complex, 134/1, Infantry Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Ph: 2860346. Email: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Jagruthi: Working on prevention of HIV transmission and sexual health issues of MSM and Transsexuals. Supported by Karnataka State AIDS Prevention Society. Address: C-3, 2nd Floor, Jyothi Complex, 134/1, Infantry Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Ph: 2860346. Email: email@example.com Indian Institute of Geographical Studies: An Institute looking at academic studies on various issues including sexuality minorities through their Sexualities and Spaces Division. Email: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.geocities.com/thedharanitrustindia/ Sangha Mitra: A quarterly newsletter produced in Bangalore for LGBT people. Web: http://www.geocities.com/goodasyoubangalore/ Alternative Law Forum: Among other support provides legal assistance to LGBT people. Ph: 286 5757. Email: email@example.com Prerana: Support group for Lesbians and Bisexual women. Meets every first and third Sunday of each month. Contact Sahaya Help Line on 2230959, on Tuesdays and Fridays, between 7 and 9pm. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Attn: Prerana Support Group). Coalition for Sexuality Minority Rights: A coalition of Bangalore based Human Rights groups, Sexuality Minority groups and others working for the rights of sexuality minorities. Email: email@example.com
ALTERNATIVE LAW FORUM Address : 122/4, Infantry Road, Opposite Infantry Wedding House, Bangalore, Pin 560 001 Phone : 080 286 5757, E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Target populations : Bisexual women, lesbians, MSM in general, transgender people
GELAYA TRUST Address : No. 69, 1st Floor, 1st Main, New Tharagupet, Bangalore, Pin 560 002 Phone : 080 670 2295, E-mail : email@example.com Target populations : MSM in general SNEHADAAN Contact person : Fr. Baby Illickal, Director Address : St. Camillus Home of Charity, P. O. Carmelaram, Sharjapura Road, Bangalore, Pin 560 035 , Phone : 080 843 9516 / 9102, Fax : 080 843 9631, E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Target populations : Hijras, MSM in general
SWABHAVA TRUST Contact person : Vinay Chandran, Executive Director Address : P. O. Box 27069, Wilson Garden, Bangalore, Pin 560 027, Phone : 080 212 4441 E-mail : email@example.com , Website : www.swabhava.org Target populations : Bisexual women, lesbians, MSM in general, transgender people
VIVIDHA Address : Bangalore, E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Target populations : Transgender people
Samapathik Gay Support Group
Contact person : Bindu Madhava Address : Pune , Phone : 020 427 2806 Email: email@example.com
JYOTHI WELFARE SOCIETY
Contact person : Yatin J. Patel, Project Director Address : 14-5-7, Hanumanpet, Tennetivari Street, Gandhi Nagar, Vijayawada, Pin 520 003 Phone : 0866 257 9886 Fax : 0866 556 6402 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Friends India: Post Box No. 59 Mahanagar Lucknow - 226 006 Contact : Sameer Phone No. - 0522 - 342478 /2247009
Naz Foundation International (Regional Liaison Office): 9 Gulzar Colony New Berry Lane Lucknow - 226 001 Phone: 0522 - 205781, 205782 Fax : 0522 - 205783 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
GPO Box 68, Patna, Bihar - 800 001. Email: mailto:email@example.com
Lakshya Trust: Contact Person : Sylvester Merchant Address: 203 / Second floor, Shruti Flats, Behind Kalpvruksh Complex, Near T. B. Hospital, Gotri Road, Baroda. Email : firstname.lastname@example.org (They are working in a lot of cities including ahmedabad and surat and all inquiries from Gujarat could be forwarded to them.)
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LAKSHYA TRUST Contact person : Manvendra Singh Gohil, Trustee /Sylvester Merchant, Trustee and Project Officer Address : B/9 Doctor House, Unapani Road, Near Railway Station, Surat Phone : 0265 233 1340 (Baroda), 0261 242 1539 (Surat) E-mail : email@example.com
Saathi Cuttack Chapter: P.O.Box 512, Chandni Chowk, HPO Cuttack, Orissa 753002.
AAKASH (Advocacy for AIDS, Knowledge and Sensible Health) (GBT) Contact person : Debendra Mansa Nature Cure Centre, Block Colony, Raj-Khariar, Dist. Nuapada, Orissa 766 107 Phone : 06671 32131
Men India Movement PO Box 885, Kochi 682005, Kerala. Gay men's support group.
NORTH EAST SOCIETY FOR THE PROMOTION OF YOUTH AND MASSES Contact person : Dr. Chiranjeeb Kakoty, Director Address : Ashram Road, Near Water Tank, Ulubari, Guwahati, Pin 781 007 Phone : 0361 252 0183 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
RISHTA Contact person : Sofia Calderia Address : 42, 2nd Floor, Regalia Plaza, Naikavaddo, Calangute
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Note to organisations / groups: All addresses have been taken from various sources such as LGBT resource books, web sites and organisational literature as on 10 jan 2005. If there are changes in address, please write to us with the latest details and aims of the organisation and the links will be updated accordingly.
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