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Below you will find a comprehensive list of resources for your use! Resources are organized by topic and if you don't see the topic you are looking for, feel free to contact us with your suggestion.

Make Sure to Check Out DRPA's Own Resources!

Read our blog to learn about issues, concerns and news about our community.

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We record some of our educational events, with topics ranging from mental health to conversations with our possibility models. 

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Actions to Take to Be an Ally


National USA Resources & Helplines


PFLAG offers resource guides on how to be an ally

Mental Health and Resources

Mental Health & Resources

Actions to Take to Be an Ally/Parent
National USA Resources & Helplines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Lifeline: Dial 988 | 800-273-8255 |


National AIDS Hotline

(800) 342-AIDS | (800) 243-7889 (TDD) | 


Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation's largest organization fighting sexual violence

(800) 656-HOPE | (800) 810-7440 (TTY) |

SAMHSA’s National Helpline for referral and information for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders

1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Raksha is a Georgia-based nonprofit with a mission to works towards healing, empowerment, and justice for survivors of violence.

(404)-876-0670 |

Pride Institute for chemical dependency/mental health referral and information hotline for the LGBTQIA+ community

(800) 547-7433 24/7 |

The Trevor Project for LGBTQIA+ youth mental health distress and crisis

1-866-488-7386 |

The South Asian Legal Defense Fund meets the needs of direct service nonprofits by providing access to attorneys and through litigation addressing injustice in all forms 


DEQH is the Desi LGBTQ Helpline for ​South Asians 
908-367-3374 |

Trained volunteers are available to talk between (If you leave a message at any other time, they can call you back if requested):

Thursdays, 8-10 PM Eastern (5-7 PM Pacific)

Sundays, 8-10 PM Eastern (5-7 PM Pacific)

LGBT National Hotline for many different issues and concerns including, but limited to, coming out issues, gender and/or sexuality identities, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer sex information, suicide

(888) 843-4564 |


Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive

(877) 565-8860 |


For local parents of LGBTQIA+ child support:

Guide to being a straight ally:

Guide for families with transgender children:

Guide for parents with lesbian, gay and bisexual children:
Gender Basics for Parents:

LGBTQIA+ Resources & Helplines

LGBTQ+ Specific Resources & Helplines

Mental Health Therapists

Mental Health Support

Desi Rainbow Parents & Allies is asking our community for referrals to mental health providers. We are well aware of the difficulty that LGBTQIA+ people and their parents face when seeking mental health treatment, and the scarcity of culturally competent, affirming providers available. Your participation in providing referrals to providers that you have used and found helpful may be of great help to another person who is seeking mental health support. Providers may also offer themselves as a resource. Complete the form here.

Once we have collected enough referrals we will make the list available to anyone who requests it.

Desi LGBTQIA+ Groups
Desi LQBTQIA+ Culture

Desi LGBTQIA+ Culture

Desi LGBTQIA+ Groups

Atlanta  Trikone Atlanta


Chicago  Trikone Chicago

Florida  Trikone Tampa Bay

Los Angeles — Satrang

MichiganTrikone Michigan


Mumbai, India Sweekar: the Rainbow Parents


PhiladelphiaSALGA Philly


San FranciscoParivar, Trikone

SeattleNOOR: Seattle's Queer Muslim Collective

TexasKhush ATX

VancouverSher Vancouver

Washington, DC  KhushDC

LGBTQIA+ Desi Culture, News, & Info
Language and Religion

LGBTQIA+ Desi Culture, News & Information

Resources for Language and Religion

Tamil resources at Orinam

Sarbat LGBT+ Sikhs

Rainbodhi LGBTQIA+ Buddhist Community

Muslim Alliance for Gender & Sexual Diversity (MASGD)

Salaam Canada for Muslims in Canada

Muslim Youth Leadership Council (MyLC)

Hidayah LGBTQI+ the leading queer Muslim charity

Muslims for Progressive Values

NOOR: Seattle's Queer Muslim Collective

Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus

Family Acceptance Project family acceptance posters in many languages


Queering Desi Podcast

Media Library

Media Library

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