Mission Statement

SALGA-NYC serves to promote awareness, acceptance, empowerment, and safe inclusive spaces for people of all sexual and gender identities, who trace their heritage to South Asia or who identify as South Asian.

SALGA-NYC is a not-for-profit, all-volunteer organization, serving the South Asian LGBTQ community.

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.

 

History of SALGA

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 LGBTQ community for over 25 years.

We are a social, political and support group for lesbians, gay men, bisexual, transgender, and queer 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.

Our 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.