South Asian American LGBTQ History (in progress)
- Wikipedia's Timeline of South Asian and diasporic LGBT history is increasingly comprehensive, and based on the 2006 and 2013 DesiQ timelines
- The 2006 Desi Queer Datebook timeline was developed for the 2006 DesiQ conference. It covers about 136 years of South Asian and South Asian American LGBTQ history. Download a PDF copy.
- Participants at the 2013 DesiQ conference created a shared history timeline
- Trikone was founded in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1986. The California Digital Newspaper Collection's archives of the Bay Area Reporter covers snippets of Trikone/Trikon's early history, including many events of the 1980-1990s. One notable Berkeley connection: Trikon [the initial name of the group] was slated to participate in a gay men's conference at the Pacific Center in Berkeley in 1987. Trikone also marched in the India Day Parade
- Shamakami, the early South Asian lesbian and bi women's organization and newsletter, was founded in Boston but ran out of San Francisco for many years. See the Wikipedia page for more details, including the newsletter and the 1991 contingent at SF Pride.
- To do: 1995 Pride Utsav conference conference sponsored by Trikone, co-sponsored by Shamakami.
- To do: History of DesiQ conferences and related gatherings, including Sri Lankan queer gathering in Berkeley
- To do: Trikone's anti-Prop 8 and anti-377 advocacy
- To do: Desi Dyke Brunch, which has been running for decades now
- To do: QFilmistan 2001 and 2003 film festivals at the ATA in San Francisco
- To do: DesiQ 2013 conference in San Francisco organized by Trikone
- Khush Berkeley, an organization for South Asian LGBTQIA people at UC Berkeley, ran between 2011-2012. They held in-person events, apparently ran a listserv, and had a blog. Here's their blurb: "Are you a South-Asian who is either questioning your sexuality or gender or identifies as an LGBTQIA person? We are a group of South Asians who are looking to create a safe, closed, secret and private space for South Asian queer and questioning folks to hang out. The space will be completely confidential and we have the utmost respect for your confidentiality. Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail) if you are interested in attending our meetings, receiving more information, or have any questions, comments or suggestions!"
- To do: Parivar launched in the 2020s