Indian Organizations Creating Safe Spaces for the Queer Community

In a country like ours, where queer rights are hardly recognized and the LGBTQIA+ community faces regular discrimination and at times abuse, it is comforting to know that there are groups of people who not only provide safe spaces but also fight for the rights of the queer through legal, political, medical, economic and social avenues.

Mumbai Seenagers

Queer men over the age of fifty
Support group and safe space
Email: mumbai.seenagers@gmail.com


Ahmedabad based queer folks
Community support group, in-person sharing sessions, addressing various issues.
Ph: +91 6358732980


Queer community in the north-eastern part of India
Empowerment through health and educational initiatives
Ph: 3857964413


Kohlapur based LGBTQ+ community
social media campaigns, support group, awareness about HIV and safe-sex along with virtual job fairs

Sonzal Welfare Trust

Kashmir based Trans Community
Mental health and sexual health facilities, generate public Awareness and Advocacy, Skill identification and capacity building to create sustainable SHGs, legal aid and support to the survivors of gender based violence.
Ph: 097977 23966
Email: sonzalwelfare@gmail.com

Humsafar Trust

LGBT Community
Counselling, advocacy and healthcare to LGBT communities and help reduce violence, discrimination and stigma against them through various social, cultural, economic and medical initiatives.
Ph: 022 2667 3800
Email: info@humsafar.org

Keshav Suri Foundation

Queer community
Empowerment through job opportunities, sensitisation sessions, enabling discussions on emotional well-being, cultural events, queer friendly night clubs and safe spaces.
Ph:+91 9650644994,
+91 011 4444 7730,
+ 91 11 4444 7777.

Born2Win Social Welfare Trust

Tamil Nadu based Trans community
Initatives towards education and employments in the community along with various projects on awareness, gender advocacy, food security, etc.
Ph: 9941887862

Email: born2winsocialtrust2013@gmail.com

Humrahi c/o The Naz Foundation

Delhi based gay and bisexual men
discussion, advocacy, and support group, fostering networking in the community and create awareness
Ph: 26851970/1971 011 41325042/40793157/58

Sahodari Foundation

Tamil Nadu based trans and non-binary community
Scholarships, counselling sessions and skill development programs to economically empower the community
Ph: 91+ 7639741916
Email: reachsahodari@gmail.com

Indian Aces

Asexual Community
Platform for asexual community, workshops, group discussions and crash course for topics related to gender and sexuality, speed dating initiatives for the ace community.
Email : contact@IndianAces.org


Queer Community
Support groups, events, programmes and initiatives and established a 24x7 queer helpline, that assists in counselling, crisis management and emergency help.
Ph: +91 9747811406


Lesbians, bisexuals, FTM Transgenders and genderqueer people who were assigned femaie at birth
Safe space for the community
Ph: 9711282307/9711282081


Support group for lesbian and bisexual women and transmen
Legal aid, community support, counselling sessions and community events


Sexual Minorities+
Runs a 24hrs helpline and has LGBT support group list
Ph: 022-26673800/50547


Lesbians, Bisexuals, Trans, other individuals dealing with gender identity
24/7 emergency response and support group
Ph: +91 9717677152


Queer community
Helpline for suicide prevention and other mental health issues
Ph: +91 080 25497777 , 9886444075


Trans Community
Support in finding medical, legal and professional help
Ph: 7338321413

Yaariyan (initiative of The Humsafar Trust)

Youth let initiatives and events to create awareness
Ph: 022-26673800/50547

Tweet foundation

Transgender people
Healthcare, legal, educational support along with cultural events
Ph: 99539911270