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October 6, 2013

Betu Singh will live on through the Sangini Trust she helped found and Project Bolo, the oral history of prominent LGBT activists in India

The search for livelihood saw Anandita Singh leave home in eastern India’s Kolkata city and head for national capital New Delhi where she worked as a security guard.

But her real journey began when she came out to take a leading role in the movement for LGBT rights in India, becoming a founding member of Sangini Trust.

The trust, established in 1997 under the Naz Foundation (India), is the oldest non- governmental organization in India to provide support to LBT persons.

August 24, 2013

Advocacy group says local daily equated sexuality with sex work and its homophobic reports will push people deeper into ‘closets of shame’   

A series of ill-conceived reports by a local daily in India has harmed the cause of HIV intervention and gay rights and will force people deeper into closets of shame, a leading non-profit organization working in the area of gay and transgender sexual health has said.

The Humsafar Trust in Mumbai, India’s financial and film capital, led a protest on Monday against reports published by a Marathi language newspaper, Lokmat Amravati, portraying the gay community in a negative light.

June 29, 2012

On Monday, Mumbai’s LGBT community celebrates Delhi High Court’s 2009 ruling, but a question mark still hangs over the appeal in the Supreme Court

LGBT rights activists in Mumbai are planning a celebration on Monday (2 July) to commemorate three years since the decriminalization of homosexuality in India.

The organizers of Queer Azaadi Mumbai (the city’s Pride celebration) are inviting the community to display rainbow flags, wear pride accessories or ‘just pray to mother nature for a rainbow in the sky’.