Proud And Wanna Get Out? Three Mumbai Groups To Hit Up For LGBT Parties


    When it comes to being an inclusive and open space – at least culturally – Mumbai takes the trophy away in India. Hence, we often find the LGBT community is pretty active and thriving in Mumbai. If you're out and proud, and low-key feel like you need a social life, you could join these groups!

    We spoke to a few regulars from the LGBT community and have rounded up three groups to follow for getting to the amazing LGBT parties around town – advocating inclusion, harmony and fun. It really is simple because love conquers all!

    Gay Bombay

    Gay Bombay, an online community dedicated to the gay community of Mumbai is pretty regular with their parties and even meet-ups – including their allies and families. Founded in 1998, with almost two decades of existence, they love organising vibrant and engaging activities like treks, picnics, film festivals... AND tons of parties.

    A safe space not just for attending a fun party with the community – they also encourage meet ups, counselling sessions, anything really that you’d like to discuss with them. In the past, they’ve organised some fabulous parties.

    Salvation Stars

    Salvation Stars was started off in 2007 to organise parties and events exclusively for the LGBT community. Not restricted to the community itself – if you want to show support for a friend/family, you’re welcome to their parties. It’s a great way to socialise and meet other people from the community.

    Their aim is to provide an open, bias free space from the LGBT community to come and be themselves, hence the fab parties. From New Year Eve’s events to Diwali parties to just a good old night in the town, they do it all.

    Salvation Starlets

    An offshoot of Salvation Stars, this group caters to the LGBT women of Mumbai. Exclusively for women, Starlets organises a lot of parties and meet ups across the city.

    If you’re a lesbian, and have been struggling to find cool parties to attend, this is the group you ought to join. You maybe a member of the LGBT community or a supporter – all women are welcome to Starlet parties. Find good food, flowing drinks and obviously, a great space to interact with the community and let loose.