Few of the major LGBT & LGBTQ groups in India

Few of the major LGBT & LGBTQ groups in India

Best Practices highlights Groups serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer communities.

  • The Naz Foundation (India) Trust- Delhi
  • Gay Bombay- Mumbai
  • The Humsafar Trust Mumbai
  • Udaan Trust- Maharashtra
  • AHF India- Delhi
  • Harmless Hugs- Delhi
  • Sappho for Equality- Kolkata
  • Lakshaya Trust- Gujarat
  • Orinam- Chennai
  • The Gaysi Family
  • Arranged Gay Marriage- Secunderabad (India)
  • Astitva Trust Mumbai
  • Qgraphy Mumbai
  • 6 Degrees LGBTQ Growth Network

Some Places to Meet LGBT & LGBTQ Friends Online

Whether you’re in a small town or a major city, there are other LGBTQ people near you. The hard part is just actually finding them. There’s nothing more affirming than having a group of queer friends, but if you’re struggling to meet people, try finding friends online!

  • 1.) Find friends through Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr
  • 2.) Meet up with Meetup.com
  • 3.) Try dating sites and apps
  • 4.) Get out there with Empty Closets
  • 5.) For ages 13 to 24, try TrevorSpace

LGBT Youth Resources

Positive environments are important to help all youth thrive. However, the health needs of LGBTQ Youth can differ from their heterosexual peers. On this page, find resources from the CDC, other government agencies, and community organizations for LGBT & LGBTQ Youth, their friends, educators, parents, and family members to support positive environments.

Events: While the discussion on homosexuality is happening in India, the below pride parades have been established in various major cities of India:

  1. Bengaluru Pride (2008)
  2. Chennai Queer LitFest (2018)
  3. Chennai Rainbow Pride (2009)
  4. Chennai Rainbow Film Festival (2013)[34]
  5. Bhubaneswar Pride (2009)
  6. Hyderabad Pride (2013)
  7. Chandigarh Pride (2013)
  8. Delhi Queer Pride Parade (2008)
  9. Mumbai Queer Azaadi March (2008)
  10. Kolkata Rainbow Pride Walk (1999) – This is the first pride march to be organised in South Asia, that was organised by members of the support group Counsel Club, and witnessed participants walking down the streets of Kolkata starting from Park Circus Maidan.
  11. Pune Pride (2011, second to be established in Maharashtra)
  12. Ahmedabad Pride Parade (2009)
  13. Kerala Queer Pride (2010)
  14. Asia’s first Genderqueer pride parade and Alan Turing Rainbow festival, Madurai (2012)[35]
  15. Bhawanipatna Pride (2012)[36]
  16. Guwahati Queer Pride Parade (2014)
  17. Cochin Queer Pride (2014)
  18. Queer Gulabi Pride Jaipur (2015)
  19. Dehradun Pride Parade (2017) [37]
  20. First Gujarat state LGBT pride parade in Surat (2013)[38]
  21. Baroda (2014) [39]
  22. Kerala Queer Pride 2015 at Thiruvananthapuram[40]
  23. Orange City LGBT Pride March, Nagpur (2016) [41]
  24. Lucknow (9 April 2017)- Awadh Pride was the first such event to take place in the state of Uttar Pradesh [42]
  25. Bhopal Pride (2017) – the first Pride event to take place in the state of Madhya Pradesh
  26. Jamshedpur LGBTQ Pride (2018) [43]
  27. Pride De Goa (2017)[44]
  28. Amritsar Pride Parade (2019) [45]