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In light of the recent incidents of bullying and other extreme measures our young people in LGBTQIA+ are facing, we are putting together information so they have places to reach out.

If you are under 18 and facing any trouble, please contact CHILDLINE on 1098

National Anti-Ragging Helpline: 1800-180-5522 /

NGOs and Support Groups on As You Are:


Sappho Helpline

+91 98315 18320 (12 pm – 8 pm except Mondays)

Sappho for Equality, established in October 2003, is the only registered organization in Eastern India that works for the rights and social justice of sexually marginalized women and transmen (female to male transpersons).


Queer Nilayam

It is a support group for the LGBTQIA+ and Queer community in Hyderabad, India. An open space and participants are encouraged to provide more direction for queer folks to socialize and create a sense of belonging.


Jamshedpur Queer Circle

+91 93868 19379

Jamshedpur Queer Circle is an open platform facilitating a safe non-judgmental space for young queer people and allies to come together and create a support ecosystem in Jamshedpur on queer rights and issues.

Mental Health Support:

iCALL | Free Telephone & Email based Counselling Services : 9152987821

The ReStory Project

The Restory Project is an initiative started by young Indian, queer-affirmative, trauma-informed feminist therapists offering online therapy via text, audio and video sessions. They can be found on Instagram at the_restory_project or on their website ( Email or DM to book an appointment.

LGBTQ+ Helplines:


Naz Foundation:  011-47504630

Based in Delhi, Naz’s vision is to create a just and equitable society by transforming individuals from socially and economically excluded communities into agents of change.

Sangini Helpline: 011-55676450

Sangini started its journey in the year 2003 with an objective to work on gender equality. Sangini helpline is for Lesbian, bisexual, trans and questioning women, Tuesdays 12 pm to 3pm and Fridays 6pm to 8pm.

Humsafar: 01146016699

The Humsafar Trust (HST) was founded in 1994 to reach out to LGBTQ communities in Mumbai Metro and surrounding areas.

Tweet Foundation: 9315550875 (For transmen and transwomen, Also available on Whatsapp – 9 am to 6 pm)

Transgender Welfare Equity and Empowerment Trust (TWEET) Foundation is based out of New Delhi and Mumbai, was established in 2017 to serve the young trans movement in India.

Nazariya Helpline: +91-7291012585

Formed in 2014, Nazariya was started to sensitize the work and culture of groups and individuals working on issues of gender-based violence, livelihoods, education, and health from a queer perspective through research & evaluations, capacity building, and advocacy.


Sahayathrika Helpline : +91-9744955866 / Email

(Thursday, Friday, Saturday between 4 pm – 7 pm, Support group for lesbians and bisexual women)


LesBiT: 080-23439124

(Two days in a week: Saturdays (11.30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and Sundays (11.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.) For lesbian and bisexual women, and female-to-male transgender individuals)

Sahaya Helpline: 080-223 0959

(Only on Tuesdays and Fridays, between 7p.m. and 9.00p.m)

Parivarthan Counseling Helpline Services : 7676602602

(Timings : 4pm to 10pm , Monday to Friday)


Transgender Cyberabad Support / Transgender Community Desk

WhatsApp: 9490617121, Email:


Sevigal Queer Helpline: 9176999974

A helpline for LGBTQIA+ community and others who want to know about the community. The helpline offers counselling, clears doubts, connect with LGBTQ+-friendly resource persons.

Dhwani Voice for Change Helpline : 1800 102 7282 

Nirangal – Helpline Number: +91-9840699776

(Phone support 24 hrs Toll free (10 am to 6pm) Helpline No : 044 – 43111143, Women and queer survivors of violence.)

Srishti Madurai: +919092282369 ((Madurai & Chennai) 24X7 Helpline for LGBTQIA+)


Humsafar 02226673800 / (Between 12 pm to 8 pm)

Sahaay Helpline: 1800-2000-113 (toll-free number, 24×7 helpline)

NGO SPACE Helpline: 1 800 111 015 (LGBT (Transgender Community Helpline)


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