GIN UK (LGBTQIA Indian Network)

17th August 2022

2022 Shortlisted Nominee

Community Organisation Award: Race, Religion & Faith


GIN UK aim to support and connect the LGBTQIA community of Indian & South Asian Heritage with each other and their friends and allies in the UK. GIN started as the Gay Indian Network (GIN) in September 2018 and are now the GIN LGBTQIA Indian Network in the UK with over 1,400 members. GIN is run by a team of 12 volunteers who operate via their GIN Meetup Group and meet up regularly each month. GIN provide a range of groups and services such as GIN & Lime Women’s’ Group for South Asian women, GIN Midlands, GIN Well Being support group, GIN Book Club, Next GINeration for younger members, and GIN Tele-friending Buddy Service (GTBS) to help isolated people connect. They have around 5 meetups per month, and monthly “deeper connection” Saathi conversation group, as well as trips to cinema, museums, Indian restaurants, and LGBTQIA social support events.