Support Groups

The Naz Foundation India Trust
Introduction
The Naz Foundation (India) Trust is a Delhi-based organization that has pioneered solutions and systems-change for people living with HIV/AIDS. It was founded in 1995 by Anjali Gopalan.
With a focus on ensuring rights, equality, and citizenship, Naz has ensured access to treatment and care services for people living with HIV and adolescent girls, mitigated stigma and built agency among individuals from underserved and marginalised groups, and their families who face multiple socio-economic challenges owing to their HIV positive status, sexual orientation and gender identity.
Over two decades, Naz has innovated, delivered and mainstreamed critical programs and services for people with HIV/AIDS. It has served as a springboard for the LGBTQ movement in India, by focusing attention on sexual minorities, creating new engagements, support groups and collective efforts for this segment. The case against article 377, filed by Naz India’s founder and executive director Anjali Gopalan and won in September 2018, has been the cornerstone for India’s fight for full citizenship and rights for its sexual minorities.

QTAM Hyderabad

Believe in the philosophy that we can achieve peace even in the midst of life’s mess through each other’s words and understanding! Sometimes compassionate words can start a new beginning for a drowned life.

We plan to meet and form a social support group for all of us dealing with numerous issues. We understand that each one of us fights a battle unknown to the world for survival! We intend to create a space that will help us understand ourselves better and believe in the strength and courage each one of us is gifted with.

QTAM Hyderabad happens every alternate weekends (either on Saturday or Sunday) at Mist Centre where we discuss about a specific topic or just have fun if any festival is around the time. QTAM Hyderabad is organized by Vijay, Harsha and Karthik at the moment. Please reach out to them in case if you want to attend the support group meetings.

QTAM

We know it takes a great deal to come to terms with oneself, to know that we need to understand and accept ourselves first to be able to express pride and belief in a crowd of staring and questioning eyes. Spoon-fed care doesn’t teach this, but a guiding light could make a difference in self-learning and understanding.

So this is a place where we come together and hear one another in order to sustain the adventures life gifts us because we believe that humanity is an underrated super power! We can achieve peace even in the midst of life’s mess through each other’s words and understanding! Sometimes compassionate words can start a new beginning for a drowned life.

We plan to meet and form a social support group for all of us dealing with numerous issues. We understand that each one of us fights a battle unknown to the world for survival! We intend to be the kind of light that will help us understand ourselves and believe in the strength and courage each one of us is gifted with.

Experience teaches us best. We aim to learn from each other’s real life stories and struggles to help all of us have a non-judgemental and open-minded platform to live life to the fullest and make living much happier and peaceful! QTAM happens every alternate weekends (either on Saturday or Sunday) at Mist Centre where we discuss about a specific topic or just have fun if any festival is around the time. Details of the QTAM will be posted in Mist Facebook Page and QTAM group.

All India Queer Association (AIQA) is India’s first queer youth organization that strives to work for the collective liberation of various social groups. AIQA is a feminist, socialist, and Ambedkarite organization; We firmly believe in the principles of justice, equality, fraternity, freedom, and liberty.
AIQA seeks to end the exploitation and oppression of all social groups by unionizing and fighting various forms of social evils. We plan to achieve these goals through educational campaigning, and committed participation in democratic and representative processes. Aside from representing the interests of queer youth by participating in demonstrations and protests, AIQA will also organize spoken word events, workshops, and discussion panels to raise awareness amongst the uninitiated through online and offline channels.
We dream of a world where discrimination based on caste, class, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, race does not exist. By committing to this dream, we endeavor to do everything within our power to extend our solidarity to movements of the oppressed, ensure the protection of the interests and democratic rights of minorities and oppressed peoples.

Mobbera Foundation is an registered unfunded organisation which is led by Sandipan Kushary and Anil Kohli which works for human rights , exclusively for LGBTQIA+ community through Arts and cultural programs. Foundation has 3 chapters :
1) A space for LGBTQIA+ and allies to show case their talent with flash mobs, Cultural events etc.Under this project we conduct queer hugs, coming out stories, potlucks, drag shows etc. We have been doing gender sensitization events at corporates, colleges and universities. Awareness programs about LGBTQIA+ community, HIV awareness using Flash mob since 4 years by collaborating with Telangana state AIDS control society.
2) Benefaction club : This club visits orphanages, old age homes, cancer, HIV effected, specially abled kids, provide groceries and spend a whole day with them to make them feel that they are not alone in this world.
3) Guftagu : A chapter where panel discussion with different on going issues in the society.

Abhimaan is an organisation in the city of Kolhapur, Maharashtra geared towards empowering the LGBTQIA+ community and providing emotional support to people struggling with their sexuality or gender identity. We welcome people regardless of where they fall on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. The organisation was established by a group of like minded community members who were and will always be dedicated towards securing a better future for the Rainbow people.
Meet  Kamakshi Madan from Pune and who has  recently launched her start up that provides a secure and personalized matchmaking platform for the LGBTQ community. Its a completely offline service that also provides add on counselling services as a major parallel feature.
Along with this they are even lending their  support to create a parent support group for Pune chapter of Sweekar.
Do check their  website to get an insight in to the kind of services they  offer. http://www.rzoo.org/

Sonzal Welfare Trust is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation working for the wellbeing of gender and sexual minorities in kashmir. Our intervention includes providing psychosocial rehabilitation, legal assistance, capacity building and advocacy.

https://www.instagram.com/sonzalwelfare/

All Sorts of Queer (ASQ) is a Bangalore based support group for LGBT+ persons. They are a safe space and a peer-to-peer support group for you, if you are Queer and NOT a cis man. They discuss, meet, support on Facebook as well as in person. To be added on the group it is required to have a face-to-face meeting with a member. To get in touch, write to [email protected] or call/whatsapp +919945164425.

We are a community of Diversity and Inclusion Leaders along with Advocates working together to make India workplaces and society more inclusive. We have a strong LGBTQIA focus and advancing Gender and Abilities focus. We are committed to driving business success and society well-being together through embracing and celebrating individual diversity and ensuring everyone is included, nurtured and allowed to make their best possible contribution. We focus on connecting, collaborating and empowering. Our on-line forum connects policy makers across companies and communities empowering the rapid expansion of benefits for same-sex couple and gender-neutral bathrooms, as well as eliminating bias in hiring. Our Inclusion Colab Forums have educated policy makers on the business benefits of inclusive policies. Our Leadership Development Program, Leading With Pride is building the diverse leaders of tomorrow.