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Sunil Menon-Founder/director of Sahodaran
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Vijay Sethupathi at our Transfest,2017 event
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Transfest bharathnatyam performance

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Sahodaran received many awards for its outstanding work among MSM/LGBT people. Sahodaran serves the community sincerely for more than 18 years now.

Sahodaran, registered in 1998, is one of the longest-running MSM interventions in India, and the first community based organization (CBO) for MSM to be established in southern India. Its founder, Sunil Menon, is an anthropologist who pioneered research on MSM in Chennai through a 1992 study supported by World Health Organization (WHO), forming the basis for much subsequent work in the region. For the past 17 years, Sahodaran has being implementing HIV/AIDS prevention interventions in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, among MSM and TGs. Sahodaran currently runs two drop-in centers and employs 9 full-time staff, 36 part-time staff, and 96 volunteers that includes physicians, advocates, academicians, and researchers.


Sahodaran was established in 1998. We are glad to be continuously providing our services to the MSM/LGBT community for nearly two decades.
Sahodaran serves more than thousands of MSM/LGBT people in Chennai. We have been providing service to LGBT people in Chennai continuously all the years since inception.
Sahodaran has 24/7 crisis support team available for distressed and situationally challenged MSM/LGBT people to address their issues of urgent importance. The team has a good track record of successfully resolving /addressing 100's of issues throughout its existence.