SALGA NYC serves to promote awareness, acceptance, empowerment, and to create a safe inclusive space for people of all sexual and gender identities, who trace their heritage to South Asia and diaspora.

Our mission is to enable community members to establish cultural visibility and take a stand against oppression and discrimination in all its forms.

We pledge to encourage leadership development, provide multi-generational support, work towards immigration advocacy, address mental health and health issues such as HIV / AIDS, and foster political involvement in the interest of creating a more empowered society.

Our History

Formerly known as the South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association of New York City, SALGA NYC is a not-for-profit, all-volunteer organization, serving the South Asian queer and trans community for over 25 years.

We are a social, political and support group for queer and trans people who trace their descent from countries such as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Tibet as well as people of South Asian descent from countries such as Guyana, Trinidad and Kenya.

‚ÄčOur support group meets every second Saturday of the month from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Lesbian and Gay Community Center (208 W 13th Street, between 7th & 8th Aves., New York, NY). Our support group meetings are open to South Asians only. All are welcome to our social events.

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