Ashoka is mapping changemakers from the LGBTQIA+ community in India who are championing innovative ideas to address the unique challenges faced by gender and sexual minorities in the sub-continent. These changemakers are also leading intersectional movements and are driving systemic changes that benefit society as a whole. A few among these changemakers we have mapped were been featured in a series, co-produced by Ashoka and YourStory Media. This is part of Ashoka's global Next Now Gender initiative supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
This series is by no means an indicative or exhaustive list of changemakers from the LGBTQIA+ community in India. Individuals and organisations featured here are from outside the Ashoka network of Fellows and Young Changemakers. Their stories bring new and diverse perspectives to our global conversation on reimagining gender equity.
Moving forward, the team will be engaging with more such changemakers from the queer community to learn from their experiences, and also to help them learn from Ashoka's network of social entrepreneurs who have built system-changing organisations and movements.
For queries and collaborations, please reach out to the team: [email protected]