Resources – Health and Legal Service Providers

Welcome to our online searchable database where you can find comprehensive information on queer-friendly sexual health, mental health and legal aid service providers in India.

You will be able to use this database to quickly locate mental health professionals, sexual health specialists and human rights lawyers by location and nature of services needed.

‘Queer friendliness’ implies having an understanding about gender, sexuality and the associated diversity; it also means being sensitive to the concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, asexual and other queer individuals around stigma, discrimination, violence, health and larger well-being, as well as possessing skills as service providers to address the concerns of queer individuals.

This graphic shows the logos of the collaborating partners for the online searchable database - Grindr For Equality (G4E), SAATHII and Varta Trust.

We have validated the information on all service providers included in the database through a process involving information referees and / or direct interface with service providers. Detailed self-administered questionnaires were used for the process as also other forms of cross-checking of information. Those service providers found to have the best of information levels, service provision systems, access and understanding in relation to queer individuals have been marked with a blue marker.

However, we are not in a position to guarantee that the quality of service provision will necessarily meet each individual client’s expectations. We are happy to receive any feedback on the quality of service and share it with the service providers concerned.

Please note, queer friendliness does not stand for exclusion of individuals who are not queer. That is, services included in this database will be available to any individual or group of people in need of them – irrespective of their gender or sexuality.

This database is work-in-progress and new information is being added to it on an ongoing basis. We will be happy to hear from you on the user-friendliness of the database and the quality of service providers listed through a feedback form provided with the database.

You can also provide us information about service providers not included in the database – we will include them after the validation process as mentioned earlier.

This is a collaborative venture between Grindr for Equality, Los Angeles; Solidarity and Action Against The HIV Infection in India (SAATHII), Chennai; and Varta Trust, Kolkata.

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