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Other Support Groups

Apart from GayBombay in Mumbai city there are several support groups around the world for the Indian LGBT community.  Here you will find a comprehensive list of other support groups and resources with their contact details.
 
  1. GAY/ BISEXUAL / KOTHI Groups - India
    Bangalore | Baroda | Bombay | Calcutta | Chennai | Cuttack | Delhi | Hyderbad | Lucknow | Orrisa | Patna  | Pune | Rajpipla | Vishakhapatnam

  2. LESBIAN Groups - India
    Bangalore | Bombay | Calcutta | Delhi | Pune | Thiruvanathapuram

  3. TRANSGENDER Groups  - India

  4. LGBT Groups - International
    Bangladesh | Malaysia | Nepal | Pakistan | Sri Lanka | UK | USA

  5. SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS - India
    Bombay | Delhi

Please note:
The groups have been referred here for information purposes only. Gay Bombay does not endorse any of the groups, and shall not be responsible for any untoward experience with these groups. However, we request you to kindly report any such incident through a feedback, to update the information on this site. We have tried to compile as many groups we knew of.

To add or update info of your group write to friend@gaybombay.cc

I.  GAY/ BISEXUAL / KOTHI - India

Bangalore

  • Coalition for Sexual Minority Rights
    Email: csmr@yahoogroups.com
  • Good As You
    A support group for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people.
    Operates: Meets every Thursday
    between 7.00pm and 9.00pm.
    Contact: Sahaya Help Line (as above)
    Email: goodasyoubangalore@yahoo.com
    Web: www.geocities.com/
    goodasyoubangalore
  • Sabrang
    Contact: Manohar
    Post Box 7625
    Bangalore-560 076, India
    E-mail: sabrang@mailcity.com
  • Sangama
    Sexuality Resource Center Tue-Sat 10-5
    Flat 13, Royal Park Apartments,
    34 Park Road, Tasker Town,
    Bangalore - 560 051.
    Ph: 080 - 2868680/2868121
    Email : admin@sangama.ilban.ernet.in
       sangama@sangamaonline.org
  • Sahaya Help Line
    Bangalore's First Telephone Help Line providing telephone counselling for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people.
    Operates:
    Only on Tuesdays and Fridays,
    between 7p.m. and 9.00p.m.
    Contact: 080-223 0959
    Email: sahayabangalore@hotmail.com
  • Swabhava
    A non-profit, non-governmental organisation working with issues related to sexuality, HIV/AIDS and sexual health. Operates four primary divisions: Sahaya Counselling (Sahaya Help Line and Drop-In), Sahaya Support Spaces (Spaces for groups like Prerana and others), Advocacy and Education Programmes, and Swabhava Research and Resource Centre. Operates: Monday to Friday,
    9.30am to 5.30pm
    Correspondence to:
    P. O. Box 27069,
    Wilson Garden,
    Bangalore - 560 027.
    Phone: 080-223 0959.
    Email: swabhava_trust@hotmail.com
    contact_us@swabhava.org
    Web: www.swabhava.org

Baroda

Bombay / Mumbai

Calcutta / Kolkata

  • Counsel Club
    Support group for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people
    Contact : Pawan / Ranjan / Sudip
    Add : C/o Ranjan Post Bag No. 794 Calcutta 700 017
    Phone : 359 8130 (C/o Integration)
    E-mail : counselclub93@hotmail.com
                 wrongzone@hotmail.com
    Details : Meets 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, 5-8 pm.
    For directions call : 359 8130.
  • Counsel Club - Barasat
    Support group for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people
    Contact : Rup / Susanta
    Add : C/o Rup Chowdhury Post Box No. 12 Barrackpore H.O. Dist. 24 Parganas (N)
    Phone : 359 8130 (C/o Integration)
    E-mail : counselclub93@ hotmail.com
    Details : Meets last Sundays of the month, 5-7 pm. (Directions over phone).
  • 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 : (033) 359 8130 (functions as helpline SAHAYAK on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 3-6 pm).
    E-mail : integration99@rediffmail.com
    Library service : Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 3-6 pm (Directions over phone).
  • Parichay
    P.O.Box 13003
    Calcutta 700 053
  • Praajak Welfare Society
    468 A Block K
    New Alipur
    Calcutta 700 053
    Ph: (033) 4000455
    HIV/AIDS/sexualities and sexual health action group for Kotis, hijras, transgendered
  • Pratyay
    Contact: Piyush
    Gay menís support group
    E-mail: pratyay@hotmail.com ,
     

Chennai / Madras

  • Sahodaran
    Contact: Sunil Menon
    C/o Prakriti
    6, Jaganathan Road,
    Nungambakkam,
    Chennai, TN 600 034
    Email : sahodara@md3.vsnl.net.in
    Tel: 8252869
 

Cuttack

  • Saathi
    Cuttack Chapter
    P.O.Box 512
    Chandni Chowk, HPO
    Cuttack-753 002, Orissa

Delhi

  • AIDS Bhedbhav Virodhi Andolan
    Post Box 5308
    New Delhi 110053
  • Humrahi
    C/o Naz Foundation India Trust
    P.O. Box 3910
    Andrews Gunj
    New Delhi- 110049
    Ph: (011) 6851993, 6567049
  • The Milan Project
    C/o Naz Foundation India Trust
    P.O. Box 3910
    Andrews Gunj
    New Delhi-110049
    Ph: (011) 6567049/3929
    E-mail: milanproject@hotmail.com
  • Naz India
    Ph: (011) 656-7049, 3929
    Email: nazindia@bol.net.in
  • PRISM
    People for Rights of Indian Sexuality Minorities,
    Email: prism_delhi@yahoo.co.in
    PRISM, originally The Thursday Forum, is a New-Delhi based organisation which works on issues affecting all sexuality minorities.
  • Sidhhartha Gautam Trust
    For Sexual Minorities
    B5/207, Safderjung Enclave,
    New Delhi- 110029
    Contact : Ashwini
    Tel: 11-610-1391
    Fax: 11-685-5997

Hyderabad

  • Expression
    Gay support group in Secunderabad
    Email: expressionhyd@hotmail.com
  • Mithrudu
    Contact: Arun Chowdhry
    5-8-595 /B/16
    Nasr Chambers
    Mubarak Bazaar Lane
    Abids Road
    Hyderabad- 500 001
    Tel: (040) 666-6587
    E-mail: mithrudu@yahoo.com
  • Saathi
    Hyderabad Chapter
    Post Box No. 571
    Putlibowli
    P.O.Hyderabad
    Andhra Pradesh
    Ph: (040) 6571225
          (040) 3375401 (Telugu)
    Contact - Kishore Kumar
    Email: saathi99@yahoo.com

Lucknow

Orissa

  • AAKASH
    (Advocacy for AIDS, Knowledge and Sensible Health) (GBT)
    Contact person : Debendra
    Contact information : Mansa Nature Cure Centre, Block Colony, Raj-Khariar, Dist. Nuapada, Pin 766 107 (Orissa)
    Phone : 06671 32131

Patna

  • Aasra
    Contact: Birendra Kr. Soni / Dhanesh Nair
    Post Box No. - 3
    Patliputra Post Office
    Patna , Bihar - 800013
    Help line - 0612-2551049
    Meeting - Sunday (10 AM to 12 PM )
    E-mail: aasra@dte.vsnl.net.in
     

Pune

Rajpipla

  • Lakshya Trust
    Contact Person : Sylvester Merchant
    Address: 203 / Second floor, Shruti Flats
    Behind Kalpvruksh Complex
    Near T. B. Hospital
    Gotri Road, Baroda
    Email : lakshya123@rediffmail.com
  • Sylvester Merchant
    P.B.No. 47
    Rajpipla-393145

Vishakhapatnam

 

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II.  LESBIAN - India

Bangalore

  • Prerana
    A support group for lesbians and bisexual women.
    Operates: First and Third Sundays of each month
    Contact: Sahaya Help Line (as above)
    Email to: sahayabangalore@hotmail.com; (Attn: Prerana Support Group)

Bombay / Mumbai

Calcutta / Kolkata

  • Sappho
    Lesbian Support Group
    C/o A.N, PO Box No. EC-35,
    Calcutta 700010
    E-mail: malvi99@hotmail.com
    A collective of lesbian and bisexual women.


 

Delhi

  • Campaign For Lesbian Rights (CALERI)
    PO Box 3526
    Lajpat Nagar P.O.
    New Delhi-110024
  • Sangini (India) Trust
    Contact: Betu
    H
    elpline: Tel: 011-26851970/71
    Fri 6 to 8 pm
    & Sat 4 to 6 pm

    website: www.sangini.org

Pune

Trivandrum / Thiruvananthapuram

  • The Sahayatrika Project
    P.B. 2461, Trivandrum - 11,
    Kerala, INDIA
    Helpline: mobile - 9847263001
    Thurs 3:30 to 7:30 pm
    Email: sahayatrika@rediffmail.com
  • Vaathil
    Trivandrum
    Kerala
    Sexuality and Rights group for all sexual
    minorities and their supporters
    Email: sahayatrika@rediffmail.com

 

 

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III.  TRANSGENDER

 



 

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IV.  LGBT Groups - International

Bangladesh

Malaysia

  • Pink Triangle
    Kaula Lumpur
    PO Box 11859, 50760

Nepal

Pakistan

Srilanka

  • Companions on a Journey
    Group for Gay men and Lesbian,
    Ph: 94-1-500570

    Email: coj@sri.lanka.net
  • Womenís support group
    Contact: Upeksha
    Colombo center:
    No. 40/16, Park Road, Colombo 05
    Sri Lanka
    Tel: 94-75-331988
    E-mail: coj@sri.lanka.net
    Kandy center:Opp. 3rd Post,
    Gurudeniya, Kandy
    Sri Lanka
    Tel: 94-8-404350

USA

 
USA
(Contd.)
  • KhushDC
    Washington DC.
    Hosts numerous social events, providing a safe space for people to meet amongst other activities.
    Website: http://www.khushdc.org
    email: board@khushdc.org
    email: president@khushdc.org
    yahoogroups list-serv. : khushdc@yahoogroups.com
  • Lesbian & Gay Immgration Rights Task Force
    PO Box 7741
    New York, NY USA.
    212-802-7264
    Email: info@lgirtf.org
  • MASALA
    PO Box 1182
    Cambridge, Massachusetts
    USA 02142
  • SALGA
    Contact: Javed Syed
    PO Box 50
    Cooper Station
    New York
    USA 10276-0050
  • Sangat
    PO Box 268463
    Chicago, Illinois
    USA 60626
  • Trikone Resources
    Contact: Sandip Roy
    P.O.Box 21354
    San Jose
    CA 95151, USA
    Ph: (408) 270-8776
    E-mail: trikone-web@trikone.org

UK

  • DOST
    A Social support group for South Asian, Middle Eastern and North African gay,bisexual, msm. The group meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at a central London venue- Evenings 7p.m. -9pm
  • Kiss group
    A social support group for South Asian/ Middle Eastern Lesbian and Women who sex with women. Meets last Thursday of each month at the Glass bar in Central London - 6p.m.- 9p.m.
  • MASALA Group
    A social support group for South Asian gay/bisexual/msm for 16-26 year old. Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at a central London Venue 6p.m.-9p.m.
  • Naz Foundation International
    Contact: Subodh Rathod
    Palingswick House
    241 King Street
    London W6 9LP, UK
    Tel: 44(0) 181 563 0191
    Fax: 44 (0) 181 741 9841
    E-mail: Nazfounduk@compuserve.com
    Web: http://www.naz.org.uk
  • Raat Ki Rani
    Weekly Radio show on a local radio station - playing safer sex messages and the latest Hindi, r/b, soul tracks targeting South Asian gay/bi/msm


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V.  SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS - Indian
  • DARE
    Documentation. Archive. Research.
    Education (A resource center for Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals)
    P.B.7180,Indraprastha HPO.
    New Delhi 110 002.
  • Forum Against Oppression of Women
    c/o 29, Bhatia Bhavan,
    Babrekar Marg, Mumbai
  • Human Rights Law Network
    Engineer House, 4th Floor,
    86, Mumbai Samachar Marg,
    Mumbai 400 023.
    Tel: +91-22-267 7385, 267 6680
    Fax: +91-22-2632718
 
  • India Center for Human Rights & Law
    5th Floor, CVOD Jain High School,
    84 Samuel Street, Dongri.
    Mumbai 400 009.
    Tel : +91-22-370 2592, 379 0699
    Email: huright@giasbm01.vsnl.net.in
  • Lawyers Collective
    for Legal Support
    Mumbai 400 023
    Ph: (022) 2267-6213
    Email: aidslaw@vsnl.com
  • Siddhartha Gautam Trust
    For Sexual Minorities and Survivors
    of Sexual Abuse
    85/207 Safdarjung Enclave,
    New Delhi 110 029

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-   Vikram
updated by
S & M on 3-Jul-03

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