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Queer Groups in India & Abroad

BANGALORE (Telephone Code: 91 80)


Vividha

Flat 13, 3rd Floor, ''Royal Park'' Apartments34 Park Road, Tasker Town, Bangalore - 560051, India
(Behind Hotel ''Harsha'', Near Shivajinagar Bus Stand)
Tel: 2868680/2868121
Email: vividhabangalore@hotmail.com
- An autonomous collective of sexuality minorities. Meets every Sunday from 3PM to 6 PM.

Sabrang

c/o Box Holder, Post Box 7625,
Bangalore - 560 076, India
Email:sabrang@lycos.com
- An activist collective (of sexuality minorities and heterosexuals) working for sexuality rights

Good As You

Email: goodasyoubangalore@yahoo.com
Web: www.geocities.com/goodasyoubangalore
Tel: 223 0959
- Support group for all people who are not exclusively heterosexual. Meets on Thursday from 6:30 PM to 8.30 PM

Swabhava

No. 54 Nanjappa Road, Shantinagar,
Bangalore - 560 027
Email swabhava_trust@hotmail.com
- Non Governmental Organization (NGO) providing support to sexuality minorities

Sahaya Telephone Helpline (a project of Swabhava)

Tel: 223 0959,
Email: sahayabangalore@hotmail.com
- Helpline for sexuality minorities. Open Tuesday and Friday, 7 PM to 9 PM

Jagruthi

C3, 2nd Floor, Jyothi Complex,
34/1 Infantry Road, Bangalore - 560 001
Email: jagru@vsnl.net Tel: 2860346
- Sexual Health agency for Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and transgenders

Indian Insitute of Geographical Studies

Email: thedharanitrustindia@yahoo.com
Web: www.geocities.com/thedharanitrustindia/
- Indian Institute of Geographical Studies: An Institute looking at academic studies on various issues including sexuality minorities through their Sexualities and Spaces Division.

Prerana

Meetings are held on the first and third Sunday of each month.

CHENNAI (Telephone Code: 91 44)


SWAM (Social Welfare Association for Men)

No.5, Natarajan Street, Jafferkhanpet, Balakrishnanagar, Chennai - 600083
- Support group and drop-in centre for MSM, gay, bisexual, and HIV positive men.

Sahodaran

1st floor, 127 Sterling Road, Chennai - 600 034
Email: sahodara@md3.vsnl.net.in
Tel: 825 2869 Fax: 825 2859
Web: www.sahodaran.faithweb.com
- Sexual Health agency for Men who have Sex with Men (MSM)

South India Aids Action Program (SIAAP)

65, 1st St. Kamraj Avenue, Adyar, Chennai - 600 020
Email: siapp@satyam.net.in
Sexual Health agency for Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and sex workers

HYDERABAD (Telephone Code: 91 40)


Saathi/Sampark

2nd Floor, Sana Apartments, Red Hills,
Lakdikapool, Hyderabad - 500 004
Email: saathi99@yahoo.com
Tel: 657 1225/337 5401
- Support space for gay, bisexual men

Mithrudu

5-8-595/B/16 Mubarak Bazar Lane,
Abids Road, Hyderabad - 500 001
Email: mithrudu@yahoo.com
Tel: 6666587
- Sexual Health agency for Men who have Sex with Men (MSM)

VIJAYAWADA (Telephone Code: 91 866)


Saathi

11-1-231/2, B R P Road,
One Town, Vijayawada - 520 001
Tel: 635 241
- Gay support group

VISHAKAPATNAM


New group forming
Write: Dominick, P.O. Box 203, Vishakapatnam, AP - 530 001


PONDICHERRY


Thozhan

106/2 Rue Francois Martin,
Kourousoukouppam, Pondicherry - 605 012
Email: thozhen_2000@yahoo.com
- Sexual Health agency for Men who have Sex with Men (MSM)

DELHI (Telephone Code: 91 11)


Campaign for Lesbian Rights (CALERI)

Email: caleri@hotmail.com
- An activist collective working for lesbian and bisexual women''s rights

PRISM - People for Rights of Indian Sexuality Minorities

Email: prism_delhi@yahoo.co.in
- Groupworks on issues affecting sexuality minorities

Sangini

D45, Gulmohar Park, New Delhi -110 049
Email: sangini97@hotmail.com
Tel: 685 1970/1
- Group for Lesbian and Bisexual women. Meets every Saturday from 3 to 5.30pm. Runs a help line on Tuesdays and Fridays 6 to 8 pm for lesbian and bisexual women.

Humrahi

D45, Gulmohar Park, New Delhi -110 049
Email: humrahitrust@hotmail.com
Web: www.geocities.com/WestHollywood/7258
Tel: 685 1970/1
- Group for gay and bisexual women. Meets every Saturday from 6 to 8 PM. Runs a helpline (685 1993) on Mondays and Thursdays from 7 to 9 PM, for gay/bisexual men

Naz Foundation India Trust

D45, Gulmohar Park, New Delhi -110 049
Email: nazindia@bol.net.in
Tel: 656 7049/3929
Fax: 685 9113
- Sexual Health agency for Men who have Sex with Men (MSM). Also works on HIV/AIDS, sexual health and sexuality issues

TARSHI (Talk About Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues)

Tel: 462 2221/462 4441
Helpline (Monday to Friday) for information, counseling and referrals on sexuality issues

AIDS Bhedbhav Virodhi Andolan (ABVA)

Post Box 5308, New Delhi - 100 053
- Activist collective doing community work in issues of queers, blood donors, drug users, women, HIV+ people, law, health and education

CALCUTTA (Telephone Code: 91 33)


Counsel Club

C/o Ranjan, Post Bag 794, Calcutta - 700 017
Email: counselclub93@hotmail.com
Phone : 359 8130 (C/o Integration)
- Support group for sexuality minorities. Meets 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, 5-8 pm.

Palm Tree Avenue Integration Society

C/o Pawan, Post Bag 10237, Calcutta - 700 019
Phone : 359 8130 (functions as helpline SAHAYAK on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 3-6 pm)
Email: pawan30@yahoo.com
Library service : Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 3-6 pm (Directions over phone)
-A health awareness initiative for the youth and sexual minorities (lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people)

Praajak Development Society

468A, Block K, New Alipore, Calcutta - 700 053
Email: praajak@yahoo.co.in
Tel: 400 0455 Fax: 400 0592
-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.

Pratyay

468A, Block K, New Alipore, Calcutta - 700 053
Email: pratyay@hotmail.com
Tel: 400 0455 Fax: 400 0592
- Support group for kothis and other MSMs

Sappho

Email: malvi99@hotmail.com
- Support group for lesbian and bisexual women

Sarani

Address: 84 Jhowtalla road, Suite No.2, Calcutta - 700 017.
Email: wrongzone@hotmail.com
- Experimental performing arts troupe focussing on development issues like sexual minority rights and sexual health.

MUMBAI (Telephone Code: 91 22)


Arawanis Social Welfare Society

Email: arawanis@rediffmail.com
- A hijra group

UDAAN

Email: udaanpanchis@yahoo.com
Web: www.samabhavana.org
- A group for kothis, sexuality minorities and HIV+ sexuality minorities

Stree Sangam

Post Box 16613, Matunga, Mumbai - 400 019
Email: streesangam@yahoo.com
- A collective of lesbian and bisexual women

Samabhavana

Email: sambhava@vsnl.com
Web: www.samabhavana.org
- Group for sexuality minorities

The Humsafar Trust

PO Box 6913, Santacruz (West), Mumbai Metro - 400 054
Email: humsafar@vsnl.com
Web: www.humsafar.org
- Drop-in centre operated by Humsafar Trust for gay men and lesbians. Meets on Friday from 6 to 9 PM. Voice Mail: 9726913

India Centre for Human Rights and Law (ICHRL)

4th Floor, CVOD Jain High School,
Hazrat Abbas Street, (84, Samuel Street) Dongri, Mumbai - 400 009
Email: huright@giasbm01.vsnl.net.in
Web: www.indiarights.com
Tel: 371 6690/ 375 9657
- Human Rights Group which has a separate division on gay/lesbian/bisexual rights.

LUCKNOW (Telephone Code: 91 522)

Bharosa

216/6/5 Peerpur House, 8
Tilak Marg, Lucknow - 226 001
Email: bharosatrust@usa.net
Fax: 0522 - 205267
Email: bharosatrust@yahoo.co.in
- Sexual Health agency for Men who have Sex with Men (MSM)

Naz Foundation International (Regional Liaison Office)

9, Gulzar Colony New Berry Lane Lucknow - 226 001
Phone: 205781/2
Fax : 205783
Email: nazfoundint@yahoo.com

PATNA


AASRA

GPO Box 68, Patna, Bihar - 800 001
Email: aasra@dte.vsnl.net.in
- Group for gay and bisexual men

PUNE (Telephone Code: 91 20)

Olava

Post Box 2108,
Model Colony Post Office, Pune - 16
Email: olava_2000@yahoo.com
- A collective of lesbian and bisexual women

BARODA


Lakshya Trust

203, Second floor, Shruti Flats,
Behind Kalpvruksh Complex,
Near T. B. Hospital, Gotri Road, Baroda.
Email : lakshya123@rediffmail.com
- Sexual health agency for gays, kothis and hijras

SOUTH ASIA


SRI LANKA


Companions on a Journey

40/16, Park Road, Colombo 5,
Sri Lanka
Tel: 94-1-500 570
Email: coj@sri.lanka.net
Group for gay men and lesbians

Women''s Support Group

40/16, Park Road, Colombo 5, Sri Lanka
Tel: 94-75-331 988
Group for lesbian women

PAKISTAN


Vision

140-B Model Town, Lahore, Pakistan
Email: vision@nexlinx.net.pk
Tel: 92-42-630-4681/853-740
Fax: 92-42-630-528-9257
Sexual Health agency for Men who have Sex with Men (MSM)

BANGLADESH


Bandhu Social Welfare Society

106/2 Kakarail, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Email: bandhu@bdmail.net
Tel: 880-2-933-9898
Fax: 880-2-831-5224
Sexual Health agency for Men who have Sex with Men (MSM)


INTERNATIONAL


International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA)

Kolenmarkt, 81, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
Email: ilga@ilga.org
Web: http://www.ilga.org
Telefax: 32-2-502-2471

PFLAG (Parent and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

1101, 14th St. NW Suite 1030, Washington DC, 20005 - USA
Email: info@pflag.org
Web: www.pflag.org
Tel: 202-638-4200
Fax: 202-638-0243

IGLHRC (International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission)

1360 Mission Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94103 - USA
Tel: 415.255.8680
Fax: 415.255.8662
Email: iglhrc@iglhrc.org
Web: www.iglhrc.org

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