The LGBTQA (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Allies) community center is being built on the site of a former palace that was demolished several years earlier. Spread over 15 acres, the center sits on the bank of the Narmada River.
The centre located at Hanumanteshwar will feature a learning center, offering instruction in English language skills, computer training, a library, and a music center, Medical centre among other amenities. There will also be a multi-purpose room for yoga and meditation, and a large kitchen for guests to cook and teach cooking skills. People who have been ousted from their homes because of their sexuality can live in the shelter home.
Our aim is to ensure that people here get the freedom to be what they really are, and enjoy a life of dignity and respect. Financial independence is crucial for this which can come only with proper education and training. We have been working for the rights of the community since the last 22 years and over time and realized the need for a platform where people could really feel free, where they won't feel the need to live a double life. This is a first of its kind initiative in India and hope to see more such centres.