SALGA NYC serves to promote awareness, tolerance, acceptance, empowerment and safe spaces for sexual minorities and people of all gender identities, who trace their heritage to South Asia or who identify as South Asian. SALGA NYC is a not-for-profit, all-volunteer organization, serving the South Asian LGBTQ community for over 20 years.
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DECEMBER 18, 2014


Dear SALGA-NYC Community,

It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the massacre of innocent children and teachers in the terror attack in Peshawar. It is a loss felt intimately by members of our South Asian community. We condemn this act of terrorism as a violation of basic human rights. It is both terrifying and saddening to recognize that members of our community cannot enjoy access to safe spaces for a fundamental human right as education. Salga-Nyc stands in solidarity with Peshawar.

There will be a vigil at Times Square at 8pm this Saturday the 20th.

Salga-Nyc remains dedicated to creating safe spaces within the Queer South Asian Community.




12/19 – SALGA NYC Holiday Happy Hour!



SALGA NYC Holiday Happy Hour
Friday, December 19, 2014

As the crisp weather sets in and the days get shorter, let’s gather to celebrate another great year of support for SALGA-NYC.
Join SALGA-NYC members and friends for a festive happy hour tomorrow (Friday, December 19th) from 6pm – 9pm at Nowhere Bar!
Nowhere Bar is kindly offering a discounted specialty cocktail for SALGA NYC members and friends!
About Nowhere Bar:
A self-proclaimed “queer bar,” Nowhere Bar is a fun, spacious locale with a pool table, queer-friendly restrooms with fabulous graffiti, a jukebox, and plenty of nooks and crannies.
We will also have SALGA NYC merchandise for sale and donations will be accepted to support year-round programming.
We’re going Nowhere! See you there!

Date: Friday, December 19, 2014
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Location: Nowhere Bar, 322 E. 14th Street (Between 1st and 2nd Avenues)




DECEMBER 4, 2014

In light of recent events, SALGA-NYC stands in solidarity against the injustices communities of color face in an oppressive and unjust state because ‪#‎blacklivesmatter‬. As New Yorkers and people of color in this country, we fear for the safety and lives of our brothers and sisters. Our own liberation is inextricably bound to the struggle for Black lives to matter in this country.

We recommit ourselves to creating safe spaces within the queer South Asian community. We will raise our voices in protest, and come together as a community to start conversations with those around us.

SALGA-NYC supports this evening’s ‪#‎ThisStopsToday‬ protest in NYC and around the country. We will also be holding a town hall meeting in January to offer a space for community members to reflect, speak, support one another, and strategize about long-term organizing efforts. We hope you will join us in these conversations.

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or would like to get involved with SALGA-NYC, please email