About Us

Qashti is a queer and feminist collective of lesbian, bisexual, trans*, queer and intersex/intergender (LBTQI) people assigned female at birth. Through organizing a wide variety of social events and running an LBTQI-focussed helpline we work to build an intentional social space and resource center for LBTQI people. Qashti was founded in 2011 and is based in New Delhi.

Mission Statement 

We’d love to hear from you, network with you and be included in your events, so please email us at qashti.lbt@gmail.com. You can also reach us on facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/qashti.lbt

Comment Policy

We welcome all sorts of comments except for:

– Homophobic or transphobic remarks
– Casteist, racist, classist, sexist or communal sentiments
– Personal attacks or body shaming

Please note that all comments are moderated on this site, so it might take some time for your comments to appear.

Anonymous commenting is welcome!

Qashti’s Ethics Policy

The ethical principle of confidentiality requires that information shared in the course of counselling and/or as part of core meetings is not shared with others outside the counselling and/or meeting space. This includes discussions between members over email, phone and in-person. This is important as it promotes an environment of trust for us, both as counsellors and as members of a collective committed to working together on sensitive issues. There are important exceptions to confidentiality, namely where it conflicts with duty to warn or duty to protect. This includes instances of suicidal behaviour, homicidal plans etc . In all other conditions, confidentiality should be maintained from anyone — including close friends, lovers and family members — who is not a part of the core group and/or counselling space.

  • We consider any information received or acquired in connection with Qashti as confidential. This includes all records which in any way would divulge information — documents, emails, phone calls, etc — as well as all unrecorded matter such as conversations, meeting discussions etc.
  • All funds and assets given to Qashti by anyone will be used only for Qashti purposes. We keep updated records of our transactions and can show them as needed.
  • We are committed to behaving in an ethical, professional manner in all our work.

3 Responses to “About Us”


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