#CopingWithCOVID: Resource List of LGBTIQ Organizations and Helplines

By YVC Secretariat – Friday, May 8, 2020

On May 6th, 2020, Youth Voices Count in partnership with the UNICEF East Asia & Pacific Regional Organization, United Nations Youth Envoy, and World Health Organization organized the regional dialogue #CopingWithCOVID: Sexual and Gender Minorities in Asia.

As COVID-19 has exacerbated pre-existing systematic and structural discrimination and oppression of LGBTIQ populations, mental health has become a highlighted matter in the region. This includes concerns on personal mental health alongside the reality of at-home discrimination and domestic violence. Mental health services have also become inaccessible and unavailable because of lockdown and quarantine measures. With this ongoing issue, we have compiled a list of LGBTIQ-friendly resources of organizations, shelters, and facilities with their respective websites and/or hotlines that can be reached by LGBTIQ individuals in their respective countries.

Please note that this list is not exhaustive and will continuously be updated in the coming weeks. If you would like to have your organization or initiative listed here, you can email us at [email protected] 

Country

Name of Organization / Initiative

Website

Hotline Number

Cambodia

KHANA

https://khana.org.kh/

(+855) 23 211 505

China

Common language (同语)

http://www.tongyulala.org/

 

DanLan (淡蓝公益)

http://danlan.org

 

PFLAG China

https://www.facebook.com/PFLAGChina

(+86) 4000–820–211

Taiwan SAR

Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association

https://hotline.org.tw/english

(+886) 02 2392 197

(+886) 07 281 1823

Hong Kong SAR

Rainbow of Hong Kong

http://www.rainbowhk.org/

(+852) 8108 1069

Queer Sisters

 

(+852) 9260 8191

Transgender Resource Centre

https://tgr.org.hk/index.php/en/

(+852) 8203 2100

Indonesia

Into the Light

https://www.intothelightid.org/

 

Temanteman.org

http://www.temanteman.org/indo/

 

Arus Pelangi

https://www.facebook.com/aruspelangi.org/

(+62) 878 8076 81166

India

DeQh

http://www.deqh.org/

(+91) 908 367 3374

One Future Collective

https://onefuturecollective.org/

(+91) 908 230 1339

Laos

Proud to be Us

facebook.com/proudtobeuslaos/

 

 

LGBTQ Equality Laos

https://www.facebook.com/LGBTQLAOS/

(+856) 20 55 544 507

Malaysia

PT Foundation

https://www.facebook.com/ptfmalaysia/

+60 (03) 4044 5455

KitaConnect (UNICEF)

https://t.me/kitaconnectbot

 

Queer Lapis

http://queerlapis.com/

 

Befrienders

https://www.befrienders.org.my/

03 7627 2929

Mongolia

LGBT Centre

https://lgbtcentre.mn/en/initiatives/

976 9515 927

Philippines

National hotline

https://www.glbthotline.org/

888 843 4564

Galang

http://www.galangphilippines.org/

 

Lunas Collective

https://www.facebook.com/LunasCollective/

 

Myanmar

Colors Rainbow

https://www.colorsrainbow.org/

 

PFLAG Myanmar Hotline

https://www.facebook.com/pflagmyanmarsoshotline/

(+95) 9 330 35068

&Proud

https://www.facebook.com/andPROUD

 

Fiji

Rainbow Pride Foundation

https://rainbowpridefoundation.org/

 

 

Thailand

Government Mental Health Hotline

 

1323

Thai Transgender Alliance

http://thaitga.org/2020/th/archives/2802

 

Guide for LGBTIQ Covid19

http://thaitga.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/COVID19-safety-Guide-for-LGBT.pdf

(Please click for list of organizations throughout Thailand)

 

Prism Chat

https://prismchat.com/

 

Timor Leste

CODIVA

https://www.facebook.com/Fundasaun-Codiva-1431894963740882/

 

Vietnam

PFLAG

https://www.facebook.com/pflagvn/

84 82 253 2084

Lighthouse

https://www.facebook.com/lighthousesocialenterprise/

 

Men’s Health Clinic

 

+84 0902 353 353

Singapore

Samaritans of Singapore (LGBT-friendly)

https://www.sos.org.sg/

1800 221 4444

Oogachaga

https://oogachaga.com/

+65 6226 2002

Brave Spaces (for LBTQI women)

https://bravespace.org/brave-helpline/

+65 8788 8817

Sexual Assault Care Centre

http://sacc.aware.org.sg/

+65 6779 0282

Alicia Community Centre (for transgender people)

https://www.thetprojectsg.org/alicia-community-centre

Peer counselling: Click here to book a slot

Project X (for sex workers)

https://theprojectx.org/

+65 9060 9906

Sayoni

https://www.facebook.com/fbSAYONI/

(+65) 87788 8817

GENERAL RESOURCES ON COVID-19 & LGBTIQ Communities

Name

Link

The First 100 Days of the COVID-19 Outbreak in Asia and the Pacific: A Gender Lens

https://asiapacific.unwomen.org/en/digital-library/publications/2020/04/the-first-100-days-of-the-covid-19-outbreak-in-asia-and-the-pacific

COVID-19 Situation Report No. 1 for UNFPA Asia and Pacific

https://www.unfpa.org/resources/covid-19-situation-report-no-1-unfpa-asia-and-pacific

Statement by the UN Working Group on discrimination against women and girls*

Responses to the COVID-19 pandemic must not discount women and girls

https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=25808&LangID=E

UNHCR COVID-19 Guidance

https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/COVID19Guidance.aspx

Protecting human rights amid COVID-19 crisis

https://www.un.org/en/un-coronavirus-communications-team/protecting-human-rights-amid-covid-19-crisis

Supporting transgender people during the COVID-19 pandemic

https://www.unaids.org/en/resources/presscentre/featurestories/2020/april/20200406_transgender_covid19

Joint statement on LGBTIQA youth in quarantine

https://www.ilgaasia.org/news/2020/4/24/joint-statement-on-lgbti-youth-in-quarantine?fbclid=IwAR2kZQXqOI6_F5kBHGYbWybaWsyrqs0UR9OHjIaWsogqzuiqB8yXi9s4Cgk

COVID-19: Rights experts highlight LGBTI discrimination, antisemitism

https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/04/1062042

COVID-19 AND THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF LGBTI PEOPLE

https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/LGBT/LGBTIpeople.pdf

COVID-19 and Digital Security: How LGBTI Activists Can Safely Work Online

https://www.ilga-europe.org/blog/covid-19-and-digital-security-how-lgbti-activists-can-safely-work-online

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