UNAIDS Civil Society Award- 2006: in recognition of outstanding commitment and support to the national fight against HIV and AIDS.

Best organization for grassroots level working for the marginalized community awarded by Family Planning Association of India.

NACO-Red Ribbon Express award 2009-2010 for extraordinary contribution for Red Ribbon Express.

TANSACS World Aids Day Award-2018 for best outreach work given by Health Minister VijayaBaskar. And Health Secretary Radhakrishnan

First CBO for MSM in South india

DAPCU Award in 2015 for Monitoring & Evaluation Work given by the Chennai Collector

HIV/AIDS India Alliance Award given in 2019

GFATM-SIAAP- Sahodaran was given solidarity award in 2011.

Lions Club International Award in 2018 for Best Humanitarian work.

USA Government provided IVLP visitor program wherein our GM was taken on a trip to visit the LGBT organizations in the US selected by the US Government

UNESCO study partner for study of bullying faced by lgbt kids in schools.

We developed sister concerns who are now doing great work such as Thozhi, Snegithi etc.,

We worked to ensure grassroots level social entitlements.

Member of SHARE (South to South HIV/AIDS resources exchange program) project-wherein we were selected as a model organization for exposure visits of African countries Government/organizational visitors to study operation of an LGBT focused CBO.

NACO has announced Sahodaran as a learning site.

Supported a cultural event lasting 60 hours which entered Asian Book of Records.

Ministers, bureaucrats appreciation of our advocacy efforts.

Collaborated with NIE for study of MSM people living with HIV on sexual health and research.

Served as a member of the Community Advisory Board of Tuberculosis Research Centre.

Been involved in research with TRC/ICMR on mental health of MSM.

Continuous media sensitization and rapport

We conducted TESPIM - Thematic Experience Sharing Program- for all ANSACS TI NGOs and CBOs.

Sensitized various types of stakeholders for creating enabling environment for marginalized communities.

We worked for the Greater Chennai Corporation for the COVID19 prevention, awareness and control project from May 19 to mid September giving face masks, giving information about personal and community care, safety and prevention of COVID19 and to offer testing and referrals for care.

We received high appreciation for IEC activity and target achievement from the GCC officials.

We provided provisions during the lockdown to all affected transgender women in Chennai in two separate attempts to alleviate their suffering and were well recognized and we were published on tv for this effort.

We are now providing Tuberculosis education, prevention, screening and care service for transgender women under SAATHII through STOP TB partnership.



No. 27. New no.75, 3rd St Extn,
Railway colony, Aminjikarai,

Phone number:044-23740486
Mobile number: +91 9841865423



Monday - Saturday : 10.00 AM to 6.00 PM
Sundays : Closed