The following is a listing of Peer Support Providers who are trained on perspectives, knowledge, skills and ethics as part of Community Wellbeing Project.

If you are going through emotional distress on accounts of your gender and sexuality, and if you wish to seek support from Peer Support Provider volunteers, please take a look their profiles below. You can contact them directly and schedule your sessions as per mutual availability using a mode of communication that works best for you. This service is only for people of age 18 and older.

If you like us to suggest Peer Support Providers for your needs, write to us at contact@safeaccess.co.in and we can help.

For grievance redressal, suggestions, or any other questions please contact us at above email address.

This is a free and confidential service.

 

Tej, 30, Agender, Bisexual

Language: English, Hindi, Tamizh

Available on:

Saturday, Sunday, Monday afternoons

Mode of communication: Zoom/Google Meet calls

I am a queer tamizh person who came into their queerness in their mid to late-20s. I am anti-caste in my philosophy, from a Savarna background. I am neurodivergent and believe those who exercise self-diagnoses and self-advocacy. I am pro-choice and believe in abortion rights and access. I also advocate for trans-affirming healthcare across the board.

 

I am autistic and neurodivergent.

Ritash, 49, Gender fluid, Asexual

Bengaluru, Karnataka

Language: English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu & Kannada

Available on:

Sundays between 3 and 6 pm via Google meet audio/video

Mode of communication: WhatsApp text/voice msg. to 98866-85896

I am Ritash, a trained peer supporter for gender and sexual minority (LGBTQIA+) persons since 2022 through SafeAccess. I assist gender and sexual minority community members in addressing their emotional distress and but cannot provide medical advice like a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist. I have been working with non-English speaking gender and sexual minority persons for the last 15 years facilitating their capacity building, collectivization and documenting their personal narratives. I speak English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu and am asexual and gender fluid.

Kunal, 34, Cis male, Gay

Thane, Maharashtra

Language: English, Hindi, Marathi

Available on:

Weekdays 6 pm to 8 pm and weekends 9 am to 11 am

Mode of communication: Whatsapp Video or Voice call

Kunal identifies as Dalit cis-gay feminist person. He is professionally into learning, OD, DE&I and executive coaching. His non-judgmental, comforting aura offers a safe space for reflection and exploration. He enjoys cooking, trekking and making cocktails.

 

(I belong to the) Dalit (community)

Yoshita, 23, Cis woman, Bisexual

New Delhi

Language: English, Hindi

Available on:

Weekdays (7-10pm) Saturday (9am-11am)

Mode of communication: Video call, phone call, voice call, text

Hi! I work at the intersection of media and social sector. Obsessed with queer fiction, music, shows & movies. You can find me daydreaming about building a life with wholesome, empathetic community, a few pet cats and dogs, and free time to bake and read. Reach out to me and I will try my best to create a safe, accepting space for you šŸ™‚

KJ(Kajal), 26, Queer, Non-binary, Pansexual

Bihar, New Delhi

Language: English, Hindi

Available on:

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Mode of communication: Phone, Voice, Video call

Kenny (she/they), 24, Queer woman, Asexual

Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Language: English, Hindi

Available on:

Weekends 1 pm to 6 pm

Mode of communication: Zoom calls, Whatsapp calls and Phone calls, all are okay

Jay, 22, Male/Questioning, Queer

Bangalore, Karnataka

Language: English, Tamil

Available on:

(Preferred) Weekday Evenings from 6 PM – 10 PM. Please contact me for any other time and days as well, we can figure it out.

Mode of communication: Both audio and video calls on any platform like Zoom, Google Meet, etc.

I love reading and writing (on my blog mostly), gardening, cooking, and traveling. I am an intersectional feminist. I am questioning my gender at the moment. I am also trying to raise awareness on issues that arise out of intersections of caste, class, gender and queerness/sexuality through my writings and engagements as much as I can.

 

(I belong to the) Dalit (community)

Raghav, 38, Male, Gay

Bangalore, Karnataka

Language: English, Tamil

Available on:

Tuesday 7-8pm, Friday 7-8pm, Weekends flexible. Can work out timings based on our convenience.

Mode of communication: Phone/Whatsapp video/Zoom

Hi. I am basically from Chennai, working in a corporate firm in Bangalore. As a peer support provider and a fellow queer person, I will work towards building a safe space where you can express and explore your emotions freely.

Meena, 24, Ciswoman, Queer

Tamilnadu, Dehradun

Language: Tamil, English

Available on:

July 2022 onwards

Mode of communication: Email

Mail me for peer support. Don’t worry about how your email is written!

 

Natasha, Non-Binary Trans Woman, Polysexual

Chennai, Tamilnadu

Language: English, Telugu, Hindi

Available on:

Please contact

Mode of communication: Whatsapp Video or Voice call

Nay, 24, Trans non binary, Mostly lesbian pansexual

Coimbatore, Tamilnadu

Language: English, Tamil

Available on:

Weekends from 5 pm to 7 pm (tentative). Sessions on weekdays can be mutually decided upon.

Mode of communication: Zoom video/ voice

Hello! I’m a freelance writer, editor and researcher. Currently, I’m learning more about the intersectionality of caste, disability, Queerness and transness. I love watching YouTube video essays and binging random series.

 

I’m a Bahujan neuro queer person with visual impairments.

Riddhi (she/they), 24, Cis woman, Bisexual

Mumbai

Language: Hindi, English, Gujarati

Available on:

Monday, Wednesday & Sunday.

Mode of communication: Phone or video based interaction.

In the depths of my despair, the understanding of gender and how it plays out as an identity has saved me often from my own self. If you are navigating your own identity and find yourself at odds with your own self, I believe us talking might add value.

Zaheer (he/they), 21, Genderqueer (AMAB), Polysexual

Kolkata, West Bengal

Language: Bengali, English

Available on:

Thursday, Friday (7 to 9 pm) [ Would be great if you contact a day before :’) ]

Mode of communication: Zoom, Gmeet, Whatsapp

Hello! I’m Zaheer. My field of work is primarily in academia, particularly relating to Queer Studies and Social Development sector. I can particularly be of help in matters relating to queer representation in academic institutions. Btw, I’m also an avid traveller.

 

Queer Muslim (assigned at birth though I’m more of an Apatheist as I’ve come to certain terms between my assigned religion and my gender and sexual identities)

Swami, 23, Trans-feminine AMAB, Gay

Maharashtra

Language: English, Marathi, Hindi

Available on:

can be decided mutually

Mode of communication: audio, video, text, email

Sal (She/Her), 27, Cis woman, Queer

Pune, Delhi

Language: English, Hindi

Available on:

Wednesday 5-7 PM, Thursday 5-7 PM, Saturday 10AM-12 Noon

Mode of communication: Phone call, Video call (Zoom, WhatsApp, Google meet), In person in Pune as per availability

Hello! I identify as a queer intersectional feminist and for over 4 years now I have been designing and facilitating immersive leadership experiences for youth and adolescents keeping inner work at the core. Holding spaces that enable individuals to tap into their source into their inner strength has been my humble attempt through my work. As a fellow queer person, I hope to support you in honouring, expressing and regulating any stress you would experience in your vast emotional landscape.

Siddharth, 25, Male, Gay

Chennai, Tamilnadu

Language: English, Tamil

Available on:

All days. Please message to schedule

Mode of communication: Whatsapp Video or voice call

I work in NGOs/CBOs, and I also spend time tutoring, fundraising, and volunteering! So, I like spending time with people, getting to know them, and listening–especially those from the LGBTQIA+ community

Sruthi, 23, Female, Pansexual

Calicut, Kerala

Language: English, Malayalam, Hindi

Available on:

Saturday and Sunday 6 pm to 9 pm

Mode of communication: Whatsapp Video or Voice call

I’m a queer-affirmative peer support provider committed to fostering a community culture among fellow queers. I’m here to help you navigate the complexities of your distress to be able to tackle it or cope better.

 

(I belong to the) Bahujan (community)

Shilpi, 22, Female, Bisexual

Delhi, Faridabad, Ujjain

Language: English, Hindi

Available on:

Please contact

Mode of communication: Whatsapp Video or Voice call

I am a person with lived experiences who is trying to help others in a similar situation as myself. I have experienced life both as a queer person and a person with mental health issues and physical restrictions myself and would do my best to understand your feelings and situations. As a peer supportee I can offer you a space to be yourself, unabridged and uncensored in a non-judgemental environment.

 

I live with mental illnesses and certain invisible disabilities.

Meera, 24, NonBinary, Pan, Bi, Queer

Delhi, Bihar

Language: Hindi, English

Available on:

8:30 pm onwards on (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)

Mode of communication: Whatsapp Video or Voice call

Helloo!! I’m a non-binary polyamorous queerdo. My favorite bird is sparrow and favorite color purple. When I’m not doing my boring study-work, I could be found playing boardgames or binging books and Taylor swift discography.

 

(I belong to the) Bahujan (community)

Salik Ansari

Language: English, Hindi

Available on:

Tuesday and Thursday (evening)

Mode of communication: (Please contact)

My name is Salik Ansari (he/him) and I am a trained Peer Support Provider for Queer and Trans Communities. I have studied life science and ethics and I work as an Assistant Coordinator at a non-profit organization. As a Peer Support Provider, I wish to support my fellow community members by providing a safe and non-judgmental space where they can share their realities and help them build and follow goals for their wellbeing.

Saki (they/them), 23, Non-binary – Genderfluid, Pansexual, Aceflux

Pune, Maharashtra

Language: English, Marathi, Hindi, French

Available on:

Weekends

Mode of communication: Whatsapp Video or Voice call

Hi, I’m Saki. I am non-binary (genderfluid), pansexual, aceflux, and polyamorous. If you identify along similar lines or if you are also a victim/survivor of sexual violence and/or someone who suffers from anxiety, you may find me especially helpful to talk to. I am a good listener and promise you a safe and non-judgemental space šŸ™‚

Sumit Prakash, 29, Male, Gay

Jamshedpur, Jharkhand

Language: English, Hindi

Available on:

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday (7 pm to 9 pm)

Mode of communication: Whatsapp Video or voice call

I am Sumit and I am a trained Peer Support Provider for queer-trans communities. I work with People For Change, Jamshedpur Queer Circle a safe space for LGBTQIA+ community, and with Safe Access. As PS, my role is to provide the Support Seeker with a safe space where you can freely express and explore your emotions and then help you reduce your emotional distress. My aim is to support you as a fellow queer person and to help you realise your own resources and agency in assuring your well-being.

 

I am a Proud Dalit Gay Man

Tashi Choedup [They/Them, She/Her], 31, Trans feminine, Mostly Gay!

Hyderabad, Telangana

Language: Telugu, Hindi, English

Available on:

Mon – Sunday 8:00 am – 10:00 am, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Mode of communication: In person, video, audio calls, zoom/google-meets

I am a trans feminine Buddhist monastic (Nunk). I am currently based out of Hyderabad. I actively work with queer-trans communities in Hyderabad & Telangana. My primary areas of interest are Community Building, Mental Health, Faith, and its interaction with gender, sex, and sexuality. I aspire for a world where we all are at ease intentionally caring for each other and thus unburden self-care!

 

(I belong to the) religious minority.

AN_ANT, 26, Cis male

Language: Hindi, English

Available on:

Please contact

Mode of communication: Zoom/google meets

I like to read and write at the intersection of history, fashion, caste, labour and queerness. I like spending time with cats and dogs!

Geetika, 31, Female, Bisexual

Bangalore, Karnataka

Language: English, Hindi

Available on:

Saturdays- 10am-1pm, Sundays- 2pm-5pm

Mode of communication: Whatsapp Video or Voice call

I am a bisexual polyamorous woman who likes listening to people and their stories about what shaped them into the person they are,their struggles and aspirations.I might not have advice to give but I hope to offer a friendly ear.

Vinayak Jhamb, 27, Male, Gay

New Delhi

Language: English, Hindi and a bit of German

Available on:

Please contact

Mode of communication: Phone call

Pursuing PhD in law so will be adept in managing legal issues (if any), also an educator in a Delhi Governments university so well-equipped with communication skills.

 

Jitender, 29, Non-binary, Pansexual

Delhi

Language: Hindi, English, Punjabi

Available on:

11 am to 5pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

Mode of communication: Whatsapp Video or Voice call

 

Rajvi, 24, Cis-female, Bisexual

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Language: English

Available on:

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Mode of communication: Audio, Video, Text

Raju Behara, 30, Queer (they/them)

Bangalore/Vishakhapatnam

Languages: English, Telugu, Hindi

Available on:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (7:30 to 9 pm)

Weekends (2-4 pm)

Mode of communication: Audio, Video

Raju Behara is genderqueer, panromantic greysexual and neurodivergent who grew up in Vizag and consider Blore their home. They are a medical journalist, and been working with pharma and healthcare for over seven years and also a student of Public Health and Policy at IIPH. They also are currently serving as the head of an Ambedkarite feminist queer union, and are a peer support provider, alligned with Safe Access. They enjoy writing poetry on queer themes and on mental health., and spending time with their cat Maya.

Sharanya, 20, Non-binary, Bisexual

Kolkata, West Bengal

Languages: English, Hindi, Bengali

Available on:

Flexible

Mode of communication: Phone call, text

Anu, 20, Non-binary, Biromantic Greysexual

Karnataka

Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada

Available on:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday (10 to 1 pm)

 

Mode of communication: Audio over Zoom/Google Meet

Sourabh, 23, Male, Gay (He/Him)

Madhya Pradesh

Languages: Hindi, English, Nimadi

Available on:

Weekends (12 to 5 pm)

 

Mode of communication: Audio, Video

Ahaan, 23, Male, Gay

Uttar Pradesh, Bihar

Languages: Hindi, English

Available on:

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday (3 to 6 pm)

 

Mode of communication: Phone call

Anil (YUTAK), 28, Male, Gay

Pimpri Chinchwad, Pune, Maharashtra

Languages: Marathi, Hindi, English

Available on:

Monday, Thursday, Saturday (7:30 to 8:30 pm)

 

Mode of communication: Audio, Video

Sajjad, 26, Genderqueer

Bangalore, Karnataka

Languages: English, Hindi

Available on:

All Days

I’m easy to talk to. I’ve seen and heard all kinds of stuff so nothing surprises me anymore, and I’m always open to new ideas and opinions. As a queer person, I’m always exploring my relationship with faith, friendships and love.

Mode of communication: Video call, Phone call, Text

Kausik, 28, Male, Gay

Bangalore, Karnataka

Languages: English, Telugu, Tamil

Available on:

Weekdays (after 7 pm)

Weekend (8 to 12 noon, 6 to 8 pm)

Mode of communication: Audio, Video

Tanvi, 26, Non-binary, Lesbian

London/Mumbai

Languages: English, Hindi, Some Marathi

Available on:

Flexible, contact for availability

Hello! Iā€™m a researcher currently pursuing a PhD. If you are questioning, or identify as a woman, as non-binary, trans, lesbian, bisexual, or WLW in general, you might find me helpful. Iā€™m interested in music, queer fiction, disability feminism, and building networks of solidarity. I belong to the Bahujan community.

Mode of communication: Google Meet/Zoom/Skype

Prad, 26, Non-binary, Polysexual

Thanjavur, Tamilnadu

Languages: Tamil, English

Available on:

Monday through Friday (4 to 9 pm)

 

Mode of communication: Audio, Video

Deepthi, 36, Cis woman, Queer

Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi

Languages: English, Telugu, Tamil, Some Hindi

Available on:

Weekends (2 to 5 pm)

Please confirm 2 days prior

Mode of communication: Only Audio

Busaina, 32, Non-binary AFAB

Chennai, Tamilnadu

Languages: English, Tamil

Available on:

Tue, Wed, Fri 11:30 to 12:30, 7 to 9 pm

Weekends 6 pm to 10:30 pm

I work for a social enterprise currently with a decade of corporate experience. I can particularly be of help in matters relating to workspace or institutions, peers and representation.

Mode of communication: Phone call

Gautam, 23, Transman

Lucknow, Delhi

Languages: Hindi, English

Available on:

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday; 4pm-8pm

 

Mode of communication: Audio, Video, Text, Email

Ruhaan A. Atish, 34, Transman

Basically from U.P. currently living in Delhi

Languages: Hinglish, Hindi and Urdu

Available on:

Flexible Just drop me a message

I will contact you as soon as possible

Mode of communication: Audio, Video

Suresh Ramdas, 39, Male, Gay

Bengaluru/ Karnataka

Languages: English, Hindi, Tamil

Available on:

Saturday & Sunday(2-4pm)

 

Mode of communication: Whatsapp / Zoom

Rishabh Gupta (he/him), 25, Gay, Demisexual

Uttar Pradesh

Languages: Hindi, English

Available on:

Please contact for availability

 

Mode of communication: Audio, Video

Brindaa, 32, (they/them)

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Languages: English, Tamil, Hindi, some Kannada

Available on:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (7-8pm). Other days possible with advance notice.

A writer and researcher working on gender and technology. I love sketching and coloring in my free time

Mode of communication: Audio

Soumya, 21

New Delhi

Languages: Hindi, English, Telugu

Available on:

Monday-Saturday, after 12 PM

 

Mode of communication: Audio, Video

Menia, 22, Fluid, Demisexual

Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, Delhi

Languages:English, Hindi, Nyishi

Available on:

Can be fixed mutually

In a recent study of myself, I have shown that I no longer struggle with who I am. I live between ideas of me. Ideas of what I am comfortable in referring to as myself

Mode of communication: Zoom, Google Meet