appendix: cast of organizations
Organization Focus Signature activities Years City
abva
(aids Bhedbhav
Virodhi Andolan)
People with hiv/
aids; sexual minor-
ities; professional
blood donors; sex
workers; social jus-
tice broadly
Nonfunded; filed the
first pil against s.377
in 1994
Founded 1988 Delhi
caleri
(Campaign for Les-
bian Rights)
Lesbians Visibility; activism
around Fire; public
leafleting
Founded 1998,
no longer
meeting
Delhi
Lawyers Collective People with hiv/
aids; lgbt; women;
other socially mar-
ginal groups
Filed pil in Delhi
High Court in 2001
against s.377, repre-
senting Naz
Founded
mid-1980s
Bombay,
Delhi
Naz Foundation (In-
dia) Trust (‘‘Naz’’ or
‘‘Naz India’’ or ‘‘Naz
Foundation’’)
msm (men who have
sex with men); gay
men; kothis
hiv outreach; parent
organization for
smaller groups, in-
cluding Sangini at
one point; petitioners
in successful 2001
pil against s.377
Founded 1994 Delhi
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