Welcome to Sahodari Foundation for Queer Arts and Culture.

Dear friends,

Welcome to Sahodari Foundation Centre for Queer Arts and Culture. Found in 2008, it is a pioneering organisation in India which has initiated some of the creative and inspiring queer art, literature and film projects that have inspired social changes in the country.


Red Wall project

The Red Wall Project from Sahodari Foundation documents the personal stories of transgender, gender fluid and gender non conforming people who have been victims of gender based violence and sexual exploitations. We resist gender based violence using Art as a powerful tool and a voice.

Sahodari Foundation’s Red Wall project is making a positive difference in the transgender community through art. For the past one year, the team of Sahodari Foundation has been collecting testimonials from the trans and gender non binary people who have been victims of physical and sexual violence. With the victim’s consent brought the testimonials of more than 500 transgender people for public viewing to protest against the shameful act of violence against trans and gender non binary people. Visit the Red Wall project for more information.


Kalki Subramaniam is the founder and director of Sahodari Foundation. Kalki is a transgender rights activist, artist, poet and actor. She is an IVLP fellow, a Harvard speaker and the recipient of several awards for transgender rights activism. Recently she was conferred the International Ambassador for Life Title from TransAmsterdam organisation in Netherlands. Contact Kalki Subramaniam for seminars, lectures, workshops or media interviews: Call: 91 + 7639741916 or write to: aurokalki at gmail.com.

Check her website www.kalkisubramaniam.com