Lakshya Trust

Vadodara, Gujarat

Gay and bisexual men, other men who have sex with men, Queer persons, Trans feminine persons / transgender women, Trans masculine persons / transgender men

Services offered:

  • COVID-19 prevention material (masks, sanitizers, etc)
  • COVID-19 testing and treatment support
  • COVID-19 vaccination support for transgender persons
  • Food security support - community kitchen (cooked food provision)
  • Food security support - dry rations
  • Health services - mental health counselling
  • Health services support - gender affirmative care for transgender persons
  • Health services support - general health issues
  • Health services support - HIV prevention and treatment (antiretroviral therapy or ART)
  • Health services support - STI prevention and treatment
  • Legal aid services - dealing with any form of discrimination or violence
  • Legal aid services - gender identity documentation for transgender persons
  • Social security support - donation of clothing items
  • Social security support - social welfare schemes
  • Social security support - temporary shelter or housing

Contact: Sylvester Merchant (Sylvie), Co-founder

Phone: Vadodara: Ritesh Desai, Project Manager, 70463 47544; Surat: Adil, Community Mobilizer, 98988 69384, Rajkot: Rajbha Chudasama, 99789 96790; Rajpipla: Manavendrasingh Gohil, Co-founder, 98250 48345


Nature of organization: Queer (LGBTIQA+) community-based organization

Other information: Apart from Vadodara, Lakshya Trust has operations in Rajkot, Rajpipla and Surat cities in Gujarat. Among trans feminine communities, the organization also works with Kothis.

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