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Queer and Trans South Asians are an incredibly vibrant set of communities often underrepresented within the landscape of South Asian communities.

Family support and acceptance is critical to the health and wellbeing of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer. People share their gender identity at different times in their lives: Some do so from a very young age, while others do not make it known to anyone but themselves until later in life. This can be for a variety of reasons, including safety concerns, fear of alienation from friends and family, or potential discrimination at work, at home, or in public.

For many parents and guardians, family members, and friends, the news that someone they know is transgender or gender expansive can open the floodgates to a wide array of emotions, as well as create a need for resources to turn to for help and support

It is very important to educate ourselves and others about the unique issues and challenges facing people and advocacy in our communities to change attitudes and create policies and laws that achieve full equality for people who are LGBTQ.