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.
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8/17 March with SALGA in the India Day Parade

SALGA NYC will be marching in NYC’s annual India Day Parade. 2014 marks the fifth year that SALGA will be marching at the Parade, after being banned from attending for a number of years.

This will be a landmark year, as we hope to focus our presence at the parade as a protest against the Supreme Court ruling last year upholding Section 377. We want to hear from you, our treasured members, about how you would like to make our presence felt at this important event.We are hosting a Community Gathering this Saturday, August 9th, at The Center (208 W 13 St.) from 2-3:30pm to discuss ideas for the best way to make sure our presence is felt and heard. Please come, show your support, and share your ideas. Our goal is to present a united front for all our communities at the Parade. Snacks will be provided.

Email Priya,, with any questions, or visit for more details about the parade.


8/9 – SALGA NYC Monthly Support Group



Salga NYC’s monthly support group meetings are a SAFE, CONFIDENTIAL space for you to join a group atmosphere to talk about issues that affect your life and well-being. We provide a supportive atmosphere to all attendees.

Support is for you – come to discuss this month’s topic or whatever may be on your mind. Salga’s Support group is limited to folks who identify as South Asian and to their intimate family.

In addition to monthly in-person support group meetings, there is also a desi lgbtQ helpline on Thursday and Sunday evenings. Call 908-FOR-DEQH (908-367-3374) for free, confidential, culturally sensitive peer support, information and resources. More info on

Date: Saturday, August 9, 2014
Time: 4pm – 6pm
Location: LGBT Center, 208 West 13th Street

7/27 Screening of Kumu Hina

SALGA is excited to be a community partner for the screening of the film Kumu Hinaa documentary about a transgender woman who dedicates herself to improving the overall wellbeing of her people. The film is screening as part of Asian American International Film Festival at City Cinema Village East | July 27, 2014 2:30 pm

Get your special Salga discount by using the promotion code CommPart020 at checkout when purchasing tickets on the website:
An important note: When choosing what type of ticket to purchase, make sure to inform your members to choose “Student, Elderly or Disabled,” as the selected ticket type, instead of general admissions. 


6/28 NYC Dyke March with SALGA and Q-WAVE

Dyke March with Q-Wave and SALGA on Sat 6/28 
2:30pm Pre-march Brunch at Dhaba Indian Restaurant (108 Lexington Ave b/n 27th-28th St)
($10.95 lunch buffet special)
4:30pm  Meet in front of the NYPL (main branch library, between the lions)
Look for the Q-WAVE and SALGA banners and please don’t be late!  The march steps off at 5pm and ends in Washington Square Park a couple hours later.  Feel free to bring noisemakers and signs, and wear comfortable shoes; also, shirts are totally optional!

For your safety, please note: The Dyke March is a protest march, not a parade – we don’t ask for a permit, because we have the right to protest. We recognize that we must organize amongst ourselves to fight for our rights, our safety, and for visibility. Thousands of dykes take over the streets every year in celebration of LBTQ women and to protest against ongoing discrimination, harassment, and anti-LBTQ violence in schools, on the job, in our families, and on the streets.  This is the 22nd year of the NYC Dyke March.

6/29 Color Me Queer

Color MeQueer

SALGA, Tarab NYC, Q-WAVE and GAPIMNY present:


The biggest party for queer people of color for NYC Pride 2014.

$15 suggested donation. 21+ only

Call for volunteers (free entry):

bollywood, arabic, pop, hip hop, reggae, soca, chutney and more by DJ Sue, DJ Bashar and DJ dynAMITe

women, transgender, and genderqueer folks especially welcome.

6/19 – Our Portraits, Our Families with the Asian Pride Project

Join Asian Pride Project for Our Portraits, Our Families, a groundbreaking group photography exhibition at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) that celebrates the journeys, triumphs and struggles of LGBTQ individuals in our Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

Join Asian Pride Project, SALGA-NYC, GAPIMNY and Q-WAVE for a special panel called:
MOCATALKS: The Artist & LGBTQ Experience
Thursday, June 19th, 2014
MOCA, 215 Centre Street (b/w Howard & Grand)
6:30pm – 8:30pm
View the works, munch on samosas, spring and summer rolls, drink wine, mingle and hear a behind-the scenes conversation with three artists, Nelson Chan Alexis Padrigal Lim and Chiun-Kai Shih, and family subject, Navin Dargani & Navin Manglani.
Navin & Navin are a Sindhi Indian married gay male couple, and were photographed by Nelson with Navin M.’s mother and sister. Alexis is a artist who captured the story of Deen, a transgender Indian male, who was photographed with his partner and partner’s family. Chiun-Kai Shih is a fashion photographer who took inspiring portraits of LGBTQ creative professionals.
Pre-Register HERE with a $5 Discount Promotion Code: APPSALGA  – type code in “promotion” box (at bottom of billing screen)
 (Total = $5/person) or Walk-In and say “APPSALGA” .  The $5 ticket will give you access to all MOCA exhibitions!
Please visit Our Portraits, Our Families, a groundbreaking group photography exhibition at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) until July 13th, 2014!
Please contact if you have any questions.


6/14 March with SALGA in Brooklyn Pride -7 pm tonight


Pride season has started here in the beautiful city of New York! We had so much fun with ourSALGA NYC community at Queens Pride, and can’t wait for another exciting event to share with our friends! Please join us this Saturday evening to continue celebrating with Brooklyn Pride.

This is the only night time parade in the northeast, march with SALGA NYC to show your pride!

 Date: Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Meets us on DOUGLAS STREET between 5th & 4th Avenues (closer to Fifth Avenue) at 7:00 PM. pm

The Parade starts at 7:30 p.m. 

5th Avenue and Lincoln Place
Brooklyn, NY

Nearest Transit Stations:

Union St. ( D,N,R)
Bergen St. (2,3,4)
7 Ave. (B,Q)

We look forward to having you join us in representing our proud desi queer community! For more information visit our website below and


6/22 – Salga NYC Book Club Meeting


Come join The SALGA NYC Book Club on Sunday, June 22nd at 4pm–6pm, as we discuss…

“What We Talk About When We Talk About Love” by Raymond Carver:

“In his second collection of stories, as in his first, Carver’s characters are peripheral people—people without education, insight or prospects, people too unimaginative to even give up. Carver celebrates these men and women.”

• “Carver’s America is helpless, clouded by pain and the loss of dreams…It is a place of survivors and a place of stories…”—The New York Times Book Review

• “Splendid…The collection as a whole, unlike most, begins to grow and resonate in a wonderful cumulative effect.”—Chicago Tribune Book World

• “One of the true contemporary masters.”—New York Review of Books

Please join us as we discuss this selection over snacks & beverages. And feel free to bring your favorite snack or beverage as well. For the venue location and contact information, please send an email to:

6/1 – March with Salga NYC at Queens Pride


Join us in the march with our fabulous dance team, DJ dynAMITe, community, and allies as we march down 37th Avenue at the annual Queens Pride Parade!

Date: Sunday, June 1, 2014

Meet us on 83rd st and 37th avenue – 10:30 am.

Parade Starts At: 11:30 am
85th Street and 37th Avenue
Jackson Heights, NY 11372

We will also have a tent and table set up at the post parade festival. Stop by to say hello and hang out!

Dance team will also perform on stage at the festival!

Directions By Public Transportation: take the E,F,R,G subway trains to “Roosevelt Avenue/Jackson Heights” station, or take the #7 subway train to “74th Street – Broadway” station.

Questions? Volunteers? Email us:

5/31 – Salga NYC turns 23 and Queens Pride Kick-off Party!

Salga NYC / dj dynAMITe / TT Present :

Queens Pride Kick-off & Salga’s Birthday Party.

We’re turning 23 and want to celebrate with you for all of your support and dedication to the organization and community!

This year, we are extra excited about our presence at Queens Pride and would like to get our community just as excited through this kickoff event! Show your support and spirit by wearing desi attire!

Bollywood beats by dj dynAMITe at Inc. Lounge located on the 2nd floor of the Time Hotel.

$5 before midnight/ $10 after/ no cover with desi outfit!

Dress Code: Dress to impress (no hats, no boots, no flip flops) or desi attire preferred.

224, W 49th Street (b/w Broadway and 8th ave), 2nd floor, New York, NY, 10019.

Parade : June 1st, 2014 / 12 PM / Jackson Heights