• Organization TypeAdvocacy NGO
  • Staff26-50
  • HeadquartersIndia
  • Founded2003
Sappho for Equality, established in October 2003, is the only registered organization in Eastern India that works for the rights and social justice of sexually marginalized women and transmen (female to male transpersons). It uniquely works to create bridges between the so-called normative and non-normative populations in their society and positions gender-sexuality within existing development discourses. Vision A society free of sexuality-based discriminations, where rights of the sexual minorities will be ensured. Mission To address the issues of sexually marginalized women and female to male transpersons in society and to broaden the struggle for social equality and rights within the nation-state and beyond. Ideology To problematize the existing idea of a sexual ‘mainstream’ as opposed to a ‘margin’ and to challenge any form of ghettoization of the margins. Politics To go beyond identity-based politics to a politics of standpoint; to provide a platform irrespective of gender and sexual orientation to persons who question the organized workings of homophobia, heterosexism, and both hetero and homo-normativity. Activities Sappho for Equality works with a three pronged approach: Inbound or community empowerment Outbound or addressing general civil society and networking with other groups/organisations State-bound or advocacy/lobby with the State

Where is Sappho for Equality
Projects1Location of contracts awarded

Contact Sappho for Equality

Company Offices
  • India (headquarters)
  • Kolkata
  • 21, Jogendra Garden (South) Ground Floor, (Near Hindol Park), Kolkata


Primary Funders

  • Other - Private Foundations / Corporations

Contract Awards

Organization of Study Circles, Film Screenings and Dialogues

Other - Private Foundations / Corporations