‘Queer friendliness’ implies:
- Having an understanding about gender, sexuality and the associated diversity
- Being sensitive to the concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, asexual and other queer individuals around stigma, discrimination, violence, health and larger well-being, including their vulnerabilities and needs around the COVID-19 pandemic
- Possessing skills as service providers to address the concerns of queer individuals, particularly their concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic
We have validated the information on all service providers included in the database through a process involving information referees and / or direct interface with service providers. Detailed self-administered questionnaires were used for the process as also other forms of cross-checking of information.
However, we are not in a position to guarantee that the quality of service provision will necessarily meet each individual client’s expectations. We are happy to receive any feedback on the quality of service and share it with the service providers concerned.
This database is work-in-progress and new information is being added to it on an ongoing basis. We will be happy to hear from you on the user-friendliness of the database and the quality of service providers listed. You can also provide us information about service providers not included in the database. We will include them after the validation process as described earlier. Please send your feedback and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No fee was charged for the listing of any service provider in this database.
This is a collaborative venture between Grindr for Equality, Los Angeles; Solidarity and Action Against The HIV Infection in India (SAATHII), Chennai; and Varta Trust, Kolkata.