About Us

Voicing for the Transgender and Gender non-binary community

About Us

Sahodari Foundation

Sahodari Foundation is a pioneer organization in India that has been voicing for the transgender and gender non-binary community of India since 2007.

The organization is a movement, a family, and a team of transgender persons. Sahodari was founded by transgender rights activist, artist and writer Kalki Subramaniam (www.kalkisubramaniam.com)

Registered as an organisation in 2008, and having the 80G and 12A certificates, we have completed 14 years and have been very active in transgender rights advocacy and empowerment of transgender people in India. Since 2012, our focus was on legal recognition and we campaigned in many places in India among the Judiciary for legal recognition of the transgender community. 

Currently we focus on education, entrepreneurship, livelihood, workplace inclusion, art practice and climate change issues that affect the underprivileged transgender community. 


In 2014, the Supreme court of India legally recognized the transgender community, Kalki Subramaniam – the founder of the organization was one of the strong activists behind the lobby for recognition.  

The organisation has received many awards for its contributions.  Sahodari welcomes funders to support our project initiatives. Currently, our work is supported through small donations from friends and well wishers. We have done tremendous work with this available fund resources. We request major support for different projects, so that, we can transform the underprivileged trans community for a hopeful future by empowering them.

We believe in bringing a visionary and positive change to the community. Our every step, every project is taken with that mission in mind.

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Painting the walls with the skills of the transgender community
Our Objectives

What we do ?

  • To promote social, political, and economic equity and campaign for civil and legal rights of Transgender and intersex people using art, creativity, technology and innovation.
  • To work for establishing social, economic, and environmental justice for Transgenders, intersex and gender non-confirming people and to eliminate oppression and exclusion based on such factors as race, ethnicity, gender, class, religion, legal status, sexual orientation, age, and disability.
  • To prohibit discrimination based on “gender identity or expression” and ensure that the entire range of transgender, intersex and gender non-conforming people are protected.