Sarbat LGBT+ Sikhs

31st August 2022

2022 Shortlisted Nominee

Community Organisation Award: LGBT


Sarbat is a volunteer-led group addressing LGBT+ issues from a Sikh perspective. Their vision is to create awareness, tackle homophobia / biphobia / transphobia and build bridges within and beyond their communities. Sarbat volunteers move the conversation forward about issues faced by LGBT+ Sikhs by increasing awareness, engaging in social media, and addressing homophobia. This amazing group creates and continually develops spaces where LGBT+ Sikhs meet each other and find support, as well as develop and provide useful resources about the Sikh perspective on LGBT+ issues. Sarbat have hosted hundreds of events over a decade that are open to all and created a space for LGBT+ Sikhs and allies to meet each other. Their online events during the pandemic have brought volunteers and attendees close to each other and to better understand their faith. Sarbat resources have been viewed or downloaded close to a million times.