Covid 19 Queerlife
As we face the nation-wide lock down in the wake of COVID-19, the LGBTQ+ community has been adversely impacted. The Keshav Suri Foundation is reaching out to support the marginalized through various NGOs. The foundation is also providing mental health counseling and taking workshops through our social media channels to enable you to learn new skills.
As COVID-19 sweeps the world, thousands of people in India as well have contracted the virus and every community is getting affected. The virus has adversely affected the lives and livelihood of the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans* and Queer) community at disproportionate rates. They are at a greater exposure and risk – on both economic and medical front. Their experiences with poverty, jobs and health disparities are pulling crucial safety nets out from them. The sex workers have lost their daily wages, the transgender people cannot avail government schemes, and the closeted youth have lost connect with the outside world. The Keshav Suri Foundation is reaching out to support the marginalized through various NGOs.
We are providing the NGOs fruits, vegetables and groceries to help them battle hunger. To some NGOs we have donated funds to enable them the acts of kindness. The Foundation has also taken the initiative of extending mental health support. Our onboard counsellors are taking LIVE sessions and providing personal counseling to help people cope up with the situation and make it better. The Foundation has also started ‘Queering Quarantine’, an online series of talks, interactions and workshops to help people cope with this lockdown and utilise their time in learning and exploring new areas.
In times of this crisis, we urge everyone to support in whatever way possible for them. Here is a list to help you:
|S.No||Name of the Organisation||Address||Contact person||Phone Number||People reached out to|
|1||Mitr Trust||Building no. E-2/74-B, III floor, Chankya place – 1, 30 Feet Road, New Delhi, India||Rudrani Chhetri||99108 99755||150|
|2||Kinnar Maa Trust||3771, Gali Masjid Wali, Shahgunj Chowk, Ajmeri Gate, Delhi – 6||Pammi||8800534496||300|
|3||Aarohan||A 109 Balbir Nager Kirari New Delhi 110086||Ram Prakash||9643533864||150|
|4||Pahal Foundation||A 27/2, Devli More, Near Ambe Bajaj Showroom, New Delhi||Frooti||7834924135||30|
|6||Kinnar Maa Trust||Room No 6, Gadge Maharaj Colony, Near Little Flower School, Vikhroli, Mumbai-400079||Sonalee||8169402997||1000|
|7||Shiv Shakti Foundation||Mumbai||Vicky Shinde||9004371066||50|
|8||Payana||No 24, Benson Road, Benson Town, Bangalore -560046||Saumya||9845816679||200|
|9||Saksham Trust||Badmajra, Mohali 6 phase, Chandigarh||Dhananjay Chauhan||9463692362||50|
|10||Trans Rights Now Collective||Toothukudi||Grace Banu||7708789616||300|
|12||Association of Transgender/Hijra in Bengal||Kolkata||Ranjitha||9830027185|
|13||Tweet Foundation||New Delhi and Mumbai||Abhina||Supported Shelter Home for Transmen|
KSF and The LaLiT Mumbai supported 40+ families of migrant workers in Ganpat Patil Nagar, Borivali West, Mumbai
The Lalit and KSF supported NGO BHARANI in Kolkata which caters to children mainly of house maids and contract labours.
Keshav Suri Foundation and The LaLiT handed over 100 PPE Kits and 250 face masks to AAP MLA Raghav Chhadda for the protection of our frontline Covid warriors.
We donated 150 Personal Protective Equipment kits after a previous appeal of CM @ArvindKejriwal to the general public. We also extended the support by giving 500 masks made out of linen by our team to the DM New Delhi, Tanvi Garg.