Trikone Chicago is a registered not-for-profit organization for queer South Asians and their family, friends, allies, and community. The broadly defined term "queer" is inclusive of (but not limited to) those individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, transgender, queer, hijra, kothi, meti, MSM, WSW, and questioning. By "South Asian" we refer to those who trace their ethnic and cultural heritage to the areas currently known as Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, and the Maldives.
Trikone Chicago strives to create a supportive and non-judgmental environment, where LGBT South Asians can meet, make connections and proudly promote awareness and acceptance of their sexuality in society. We work towards the following goals: bring people of South Asian heritage together; promote awareness, visibility and cultural and legal acceptance of people with alternative sexual orientations and gender identities; help people proudly affirm both their South Asian identity and their sexual orientation.
Through our cultural nights, film festivals, literary events, awareness campaigns, pride celebrations, and a host of other collaborative programming, Trikone Chicago has worked hard to nurture and empower the LGBT South Asian community in the Mid-west region of the United States of America