Parivar celebrates the intersectionality of our Trans Queer and South Asian identities and builds a community of light, love, and acceptance

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ParivarBayArea has a simple tagline: “Our South Asian Queer Trans Family.” Reclaiming spaces beyond cisness, ParivarBayArea uplifts South Asian Trans and Gender Non-Conforming (GNC) individuals and welcomes all queer, gay, lesbian, intersex, bisexual, and allies. As the front door for the greater South Asian Queer Diaspora, ParivarBayArea focuses on our local, California community with a global mindset. We strive to

  • Create a Transgender, Intersex, GenderNonBinary Kinnar, Hijra, Kothi, Aravani, Shiv-Shakthis, Jogti, Nupimanbi, Mangalamukhi, Thirunangai centered space to unapologetically uplift the most marginalized members of our communities. 

  • Bringing together Trans, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Questioning, Asexual, Ally, and Pansexual identities as one family that stands for the collective liberation of all. 

  • Lead global Trans emergency relief programs and drive Trans economic justice and healthcare equity.  

  • Promote an inclusive definition of the South Asian diaspora, including individuals from the Caribbean, West Indies, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and anywhere else in the world.

  • Build racial equity and cultural inclusivity to fight Anti-Asian racism, Xenophobia, gender binary constraints, anti-blackness, and immigration inequality.

  • Drive South Asian Trans Queer education, awareness, and inclusion through meaningful partnerships aligned with ParivarBayArea’s vision


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ParivarBayArea(Parivar means “family”) was brought together as a social collective by individuals and community leaders to build the greatest and biggest family together beyond identities, sexualities, fluidities, national origins for the South Asian Diaspora. Parivar was not created as a reaction but as a strategically claimed social platform. Our mission stands clear as a safe space to showcase our South Asian and beyond heritage beautifully woven into our identities as unique and special beings, transcending our journeys and celebrating our culture, and being the home for everyone in the trans queer LGB family.