5 Organizations Fighting For LGBTQIA+ Rights

September 17 2022

As far as LGBTQ rights in India are concerned, we have a long way to go. But it would be wrong to say that no progress has been made. Sexual minorities and their rights are definitely picking up steam in our country.


With that being said, if you are a queer person looking for a safe space around you, it might not always be easily available. So, here are 5 queer rights organisations you should know more about.

They are a first-of-their-kind queer and youth led and focused registered network, based in the north-east, working on the health of LGBTQIA+ youth.

Ya All, Imphal

Nestam, Vizag

Since its inception, this Vizag-based organisation has been spreading awareness about queer rights via film screenings, human libraries, pride month celebrations.

Lakshya trust ensures that vocational training is provided to LGBTQIA+ folks from unsafe, bilogical families,  so they can support themselves.

Lakshya Trust, Baroda

Sahayathrika, Kerala

It was formed in the backdrop of rising instances of death by suicide of lesbian women in Kerala. It mainly caters to the needs of  queer women and trans men living in the state.

They organised Chattisgarh’s first pride march. For those of us living in metro cities, this might not be a big deal, but asserting oneself in small-town , conservative India, is nothing short of revolutionary.

Queerगढ़, Raipur