GIN LGBTQIA Indian Network UK

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What we are About

“Our Aim is support and connect the LGBTQIA community of Indian Heritage and the wider Diaspora with each other and their friends and allies in the United Kingdom.”

GIN is a fun and sociable networking and support group for the LGBTQIA community of Indian origin and their friends and allies that would like to get to know each other in friendly groups all over the UK.

GIN started in September 2018 and we now have over 1,300 members.
We primarily operate via our GIN Meetup Group and we have a about 5 to 6 meetups (physical and online) every month.

We have 7 GIN Organisers that that help to run GIN.

This group is open to all LGBTQIA people of any nationality or race that are interested in getting to know more about India, Indian culture and LGBTQIA people of Indian Origin.

We also provide the following groups and services:

  • GIN & Lime Women’s’ Group for Indian and South Asian women.
  • GIN Midlands for our members in Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester and Nottingham.
  • GIN Well Being support group.
  • GIN Book Club meets monthly to review books.
  • GIN Film Club for Bollywood and South Asian LGBTQIA films.
  • GIN Tele-friending Buddy Service (GTBS) to help isolated people connect.
  • GIN & Bombay Tonic WhatsApp group with 150+ members.


GIN Purpose & Aims

Our purpose is to build a community of friendly LGBTQIA people of Indian & South Asian heritage in the UK.
Our aims are:

  • To provide friendly and welcoming spaces for Indian & South Asian LGBTQIA people, their friends, and allies.
  • For people to come together, feel comfortable, and get to know each other
  • To host a range of social and wellbeing events.
  • To improve well-being and happiness of our community.
  • To provide a platform for Indian & South Asian LGBTQIA people to be able to speak up, gain recognition and representation.
  • To talk about and move the conversation forward about issues faced by our community.
  • To develop and provide useful resources for our community.
  • To communicate, share and uphold our common values.
  • To connect and partner with other organisations that share our values and are actively helping to support the South Asian LGBTQIA community in the UK.


Twitter: @GINIndianUK
Instagram: @ginindian

Important Note

Gay Indian Network Rules Charter and Code of Conduct for all members.
Please review our membership rules which are available on the GIN group Message Board:

Rules and Code of Conduct for GIN members:

Rules and Code of Conduct for GIN Sathi meet-ups:

Services provided for

  1. All LGBT+ Communities
  2. Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnicities

Key areas of work

  1. Advice/Information
  2. Advocacy
  3. Befriending/1:1
  4. Equal Opportunities/Discrimination
  5. Events
  6. Faith
  7. Gender
  8. Networks
  9. Pride
  10. Self-help/Support Group

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