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First lesbian helpline launched in Chennai

DNBAN3416 | 2/9/2009 | Author : D Ram Raj | WC :310



Volunteers and associates of a non-government organisation in Chennai have launched a help line for homosexuals to provide professional and emotional counselling. The helpline number, 044-65515742, will function for six days a week (Monday-Saturday) from 9 am to 6 pm.
Chennai-based Indian Community Welfare Organisation (ICWO) launched the help line on Saturday. ICWO works for the transgenders, eunuchs, homosexuals and the marginalised sections of the society.
"Two women committed suicide in Tondiarpet in Chennai about four months ago as the society ostracised them for openly expressing their sexual orientation. The incident set us thinking seriously for starting this helpline," ICWO founder AJ Hariharan told DNA. Read full story


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