Parivar BayArea SITAL (Save Indian Trans AllINDIA Lives) Fund
ParivarBayArea (https://www.parivarbayarea.org/) is America’s only Trans Led Trans centering Southasian Organization. Parivar celebrates the intersectionality of Trans Queer & South Asian Indian identities and builds a community of light, love, and acceptance. Since 2018, ParivarBayArea has been committed to Global Disaster Relief, Advocacy through Arts and Community Building.
key achievements have been:
a. Holding over 38 spaces for Queer Transgender Hijrah events and discussions across San Francisco Bay Area and virtual places.
b. Building the largest relief and rehabilitation Transgender grassroots initiative in India- SITAL(Save Indian Trans ALLINDIA Lives), raising over $350,000( over 2.75 Crores INR) serving over 90,000 Trans Hijrah Kinnar Folx.
c. Co-founding, Chairing the SF LGBTQ+ COVID Relief Coalition serving the needs of the LGBTQ+ communities across the Bay Area’s nine counties, raising over $200,000 to provide microgrants, groceries, rent relief and vaccinations.
d. Co-founded and lead the QTAPI(Queer Trans API) coalition bringing awareness to Queer Trans Asian Pacific Islander Week holding over 15 events nationwide.
e. Holding support group(Robaroo), vaccination drives, COVID testing sites, trans-affirming surgery funding in partnership with San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Alameda County Health Department, NQAPIA, TransVision(India) and many more partners.
f. Launched and successfully enabled over 130 Trans Hijrah folx to rebuild livelihoods from micro enterprises as part of our SITAL livelihoods programs to achieve trans economic justice. Programs in progress include locations in India, Guyana and Bangladesh. Businesses include sewing, drinking water, cooking/hoteling, beauty salons, trans-care medical clinic and many more.
g. Developed and launched parivarbazaar.com, a full fledged e-commerce site showcasing products and art made, touched, finished and/or sourced by Trans Hijrah folks of the global south.
h. Established the Transgender Global South Coalition with El/La Para Trans Latinas. The LGBT Aslyum Project to provide legal, socioeconomic and mental support to immigrant LGBTQ Transgender Hijrah Kinnar arriving into America.