SALGA-NYC, Serving the Queer Desi Community Records

Date Range: 19952008
Survey Conducted: Fri, 2010-08-13
Creator: SALGA-NYC, Serving the Queer Desi Community Report

History: SALGA-NYC, Serving the Queer Desi Community is committed to combating all forms of oppression and discrimination. The all-volunteer non-profit organization promotes “awareness, tolerance, acceptance, empowerment and safe spaces for sexual minorities and people of all gender identities, who trace their heritage to South Asia or who identify as South Asian.” Its programming includes monthly support group meetings (open to people who identify as both queer and South Asian), workshops, a weekly hotline (supported by Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS, The Stonewall Foundation, and Trikone, San Francisco), and political, cultural, and social events that are open to the general public. The recognitions that the organization has received include the 1995 Community Service Award from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Read more


GAPIMNY written in all caps. Letters go from red to orange to yellow.Date Range: 20002009
Survey Conducted: Wed, 2009-02-11
Creator: Gay Asian and Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY)

Founded in 1990, GAPIMNY (formerly known as Gay Asian and Pacific Islander Men of New York) is a membership-based organization dedicated to empowering queer and trans Asian/Pacific Americans to create positive change through a range of social, educational, peer-support, cultural, and political activities. GAPIMNY works in coalition with other community organizations to help educate the API and LGBT communities on issues of race, sexuality, gender, and health. Read more