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This document includes emergency contacts, data, resources for parents, artists and workers, self and mental health care, media and political education, mutual aid projects and more.

This spreadsheet includes resources translated to dozens of languages, including Bengali, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi.

The author has put together a drive that includes online resources for kids stuck at home, simple recipes, and prompts from 10-day journal challenges they have offered in the past.

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The South Asian Arts Resiliency Fund is a direct response by the India Center Foundation to offer support to South Asian arts workers impacted by COVID-19.

The South Asian Arts Resiliency Fund will distribute project grants of at least $1000 (up to $2000 depending on financial need and availability of funds) to assist United States based arts workers of South Asian descent (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) in performing arts, film, visual arts, and/or literature. 

The All Assam Transgender Association has launched a campaign for the transgender community so that it can continue to supply food and support basic needs for folks at this time.

"[The organizer] knows and works very closely with the Hijra community in Dhaka and surrounding areas, if anyone is 'boots on the ground' its Joya Sikder. Please donate and help us help so many girls who are being forgotten about in this international crisis."

"We are expanding our Emergency Fund to meet the escalating need in our Indo-Caribbean community. Our community members are primarily based in Queens, New York the epicenter of the epicenter of this pandemic, and we have received more requests for support in the last few weeks than in the entire rest of the year. Funds will go to women and gender-fluid people who are facing financial crisis in this moment. They support essential needs like groceries, rent, baby items, masks and gloves, and other emerging needs. Priority will be given to working class people, survivors of gender-based violence, and their children." To request support, email jahajeesisters@gmail.com or call 347.201.4931.

The Caribbean Equality Project's (CEP) COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund For Black & Brown Queer and Trans People is a response to the devastating effects of the outbreak. Undocumented workers and LGBTQ people are disproportionately impacted, and our Black and brown, queer and trans low-income members have asked us for financial relief. We are dedicated to providing resources, guidance, emotional support, and material aid throughout this period of uncertainty. But we cannot do that without the donations of people who can afford to contribute to this fund.

DROM NYC's hard working 30 or so full time, part time and independent staff, have been hit hard. Today, we turn to you to ask for your help to keep DROM afloat in these times of uncertainty. 100% of revenue from this campaign will funnel back into keeping our staff hired throughout the closure. ​

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The South Asian Arts Resiliency Fund is a direct response by the India Center Foundation to offer support to South Asian arts workers impacted by COVID-19.

The South Asian Arts Resiliency Fund will distribute project grants of at least $1000 (up to $2000 depending on financial need and availability of funds) to assist United States based arts workers of South Asian descent (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) in performing arts, film, visual arts, and/or literature.

"We are expanding our Emergency Fund to meet the escalating need in our Indo-Caribbean community. Our community members are primarily based in Queens, New York the epicenter of the epicenter of this pandemic, and we have received more requests for support in the last few weeks than in the entire rest of the year. Funds will go to women and gender-fluid people who are facing financial crisis in this moment. They support essential needs like groceries, rent, baby items, masks and gloves, and other emerging needs. Priority will be given to working class people, survivors of gender-based violence, and their children." To request support, email jahajeesisters@gmail.com or call 347.201.4931.

This spreadsheet includes local and national mutual aid resources for the U.S., tips around organizing, resources for kids and teens, self care/mental heal resources, and more.

This document includes a list of existing campaigns and mutual aid projects organized by international, national, and by U.S. state.

 

Events/Webinars

​(Click here for a full list of South Asian LGBTQ+ virtual events!)

​Desi Parents & Allies of LGBTQ folks are invited to join us every Tuesday night, 8 pm Eastern, 7pm Central, 5 pm Pacific and meet other parents and allies, learn from each other and share support.

Parivar Bay Area is holding a casual weekly Zoom virtual hangout space during this COVID isolation. Topics are up to the group: it can be a casual chat or sharings relevant to current times. As with Parivar's mission, this is an affinity space meant for South Asian Trans and Queer GNB LGB Folx and their loved ones.

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