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South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association of New York City
serving the desi queer community of New York City
At the heart of the emerging conversation is the role of the family. For many South Asians in the U. Related: Hijras: India's Third Gender. The services and programs work to combat that isolation. South Asians are approximately one percent of the U. We need access to representation in the U. Despite their frustrations, LGBT South Asian Americans do see strong parallels in experience, as both groups yearn for a safe space of acceptance.
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There will be a new one each day. Scroll to read them. One of the four Asian Tigers, Singapore -- with its towering skyscrapers and affluent, well-educated population -- may be one of the richest countries in the world, but when it comes to LGBT rights, it has an appalling record. Sayoni has been documenting cases of abuse and discrimination against Singapore's LGBT community over the last few years.
Khush: South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association Khush meaning "happy" was a queer collective activist organization in Canada geared towards South Asian men and women whose goal was to promote a better understanding of South Asian culture and values within the gay and lesbian community. The organization operated from and , and had an active web presence since the early s. As asserted by Sandip Roy, "Khush constructed a " safe space " for both Indian gay men and lesbians online, during a time when offline or in-person contact between Indian queers for nonsexual purposes was deemed largely unimaginable".