Aanchal means the sheltering folds of a woman's saree. Address: C/o Naz PO Box 3910, Andres Gunj, New Delhi, 110049. Contact: Geeta Kumana Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 3pm and 6pm.
In addition, weekly meetings are organized for women who wish to meet in a group and discuss lesbian issues, share their experiences and talk openly about their sexuality in a supportive space.For gay men looking to meet other gay men, this is a great way to interact.The group also runs a telephone counselling service on Mondays and Thursdays from 7.00 to 9.00 p.m.It also helps in networking and meeting like-minded people.Total confidentiality and respect for privacy is guaranteed and expected.on phone numbers 2685-19-1971 for gay and confused men.
Issues relating to homosexuality, discussed in total anonymity with trained counsellors in Hindi or English.
Also works with gender variant males including hijras, kotis and duplis/doparathas. Email: Contact person : Anindya Hajra, Coordinator Address : P251/B Purna Das Road, Calcutta, Pin 700 029 Phone : 033 2464 1893, E-mail : [email protected] Target populations : Hijras, MSM (particularly kotis) DURBAR MAHILA SAMANWAYA COMMITTEE Contact person : Mrinal Kanti Dutta, Chairperson Address : 12/5 Nilmoni Mitra Street, Calcutta, Pin 700 006 Phone : 033 2543 7451 / 7560 Target populations : Male sex workers GOKHALE ROAD BANDHAN Contact person : Ranjit Sinha, Secretary Address : 7/A Gokhale Road, Calcutta, Pin 700 020 Phone : 033 2223 3677, E-mail : [email protected] populations : Hijras, MSM (particularly kotis), male sex workers HUMAN RIGHTS LAW NETWORK Address : 98 M, Das Para, James Long Sarni, Thakurpukur, Calcutta, Pin 700 069 Phone : 033 2497 0143 / 0155 Target populations : Bisexual women, lesbians, MSM in general, transgender people SAATHII CALCUTTA Contact person : Pawan Dhall, Chief Coordinator Address : CD 335, Sector I, Salt Lake City, Calcutta, Pin 700 064 Phone : 033 2334 7329, E-mail : [email protected]/ [email protected] : populations : MSM in general, male sex workers, transgender people, bisexual women, lesbians, PRANTIK BONGAON Contact person : Niloy Basu / Ajay Majumdar Address : C/o Niloy Basu, Peada Para, P. Bongaon, Pin 743 235 Phone : 03215 255 963 (Niloy Basu), E-mail : [email protected]/ [email protected] populations : Hijras, MSM (particularly kotis) Social Welfare Association for Men (SWAM): Support group and drop-in centre for MSM, gay, bisexual, and HIV positive men.
Address: 468A, Block K, New Alipore, Calcutta - 700053. Address: No.12/5, Natarajan Street, Jafferkhanpet, Balakrishnanagar, Chennai - 600083.
Sangini was set up in 1997 under the umbrella of The Naz Foundation (India) Trust and provides information, counselling, support, help and advice, through operating a telephone help line service, for lesbians and women exploring their sexuality.
It also welcomes calls from others affected by this; friends, family, partners etc.
The group works closely with the Naz Foundation, a premier sexual health NGO.