Stories from Our Community

In The Field With GAURAV

Ram is an outreach worker with community based organization (CBO) GAURAV, dedicated to improving the lives of male sex workers (MSWs) in Mumbai. He spends his days interacting with KPs, filling out essential paperwork, registering new HRGs, and managing crisis situations. Ram joined GAURAV four years ago when he entered sex work at the age…


Outreach to The Brothel-Based Population

Yellu works as a peer educator under Aastha Parivaar at the community based organization (CBO) Asha Darpan.Yellu has been an active sex worker or Key Person (KP) for 20 years. She has served as a peer educator with the organization for the past 5 years in order to help her own community. During her time…


Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20th is celebrated as a Transgender Day of Remembrance in memory of those who lost their life to trans hate and consequently, violence. Below is an account of what a life of transgender woman looks like straight from the heart of a dear member of our family. My day starts like everyone else’s. I…