Our Story


Mission Statement

Parivar celebrates the intersectionality of our Trans and Queer South Asian identities and builds a community of light, love, and acceptance.

Parivar

Advisory

Committee(PAC)

Anjali Rimi
(She/They)

President & CEO

Rachana Mudraboyina
(She/They)

Madhvi Trivedi-Pathak
(They/Them)

Devesh Radhakrishnan
(He/Him)

J Jha
(All Pronouns)

Leo
(He/They)



Manisha Priya
(She/They)

Pluto Sheth(he/they)

Kavi
(He/Him)

Vision

We strive to:

Parivar has a simple tagline: “Our South Asian Queer Trans Family.” Reclaiming spaces beyond cisness, Parivar uplifts South Asian Trans and Gender Non-Conforming (GNC) individuals and welcomes all queer, gay, lesbian, intersex, bisexual, and allies. As the front door for the greater South Asian Queer Diaspora, Parivar focuses on our local, California community with a global mindset.

Promote an inclusive definition of the South Asian diaspora, including individuals from the Caribbean, West Indies, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and anywhere else in the world

Create a Transgender, Transexual, Intersex and GenderNonBinary centered space to unapologetically uplift the most marginalized members of our communities

Bringing together Trans, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Questioning, Asexual, Ally, and Pansexual identities as one family that stands for and supports one another

Build racial equity and cultural humility to fight casteism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, gender binary constraints, anti-blackness, and immigration inequality

Drive South Asian Queer education, awareness and inclusion through meaningful partnerships aligned with Parivar’s vision