Our Board Members


SowmyaGupta : President


Sowmya Gupta is a hijra trans activist from Mumbai. She is science graduate and and working in human rights and health sector over a decade. She is currently working as the Associate Programme Manager with The Humsafar Trust (oldest LGBT organization in India). She is founder member of various transgnder organization including TriveniSamajVikas Kendra which caters to more than 2000 transgender in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Soumya is strong and resilient transwomen who is committed transform trans welfare. 

Aryan Pasha : Vice President

A young transman from Delhi. He is a law graduate from Mumbai University and is working onlegal empowerment of transgender community . He is part of Sampoorna advocacy group (network of trans* and intersex Indians acoss the globe) and have actively participated in severalnational meetings on issues of Transgender community, like First Sampoorna Trans and intersexmeet 2014, Third National consultation on rights of gender minority and gender variant persons,National transgender and Hijra consultation of the national transgender Hijra Task force 2016.Within a very short span of time he has been deeply involved in advocating for rights of thecommunity and have been actively supporting several transman across the country throughappropriate peer counseling etc. His forte has been his interpersonal communication skills andimmense confidence and courage to win over the most difficult situation.He is an avid sports man , and have been an excellent skater since a very young age and havetrained several young students in Delhi for skating in different academies. Aryan aspires to be a reputed entrepreneur in the coming years and also intends to support young trans persons in their struggle to choose their gender identity.

UrmiJadhav : Treasurer


Urmi is working as transgender point person with The Humsafar Trust. Urmi is working in HIV and human rights sector from last fifteen years. Urmi is associated with the HIV positive group called ‘Safe Sailors Club’. Urmi is great dancer and founder member of the first trans led dancing group called ‘Dancing Queens’. Urmi is been part of the various documentary films on the trans issues and she has worked towards establishing various transgender organization. Urmi is also board member of ‘Maharashtra Transgender  Social Welfare Board’.

AbhinaAher : Secretary


AbhinaAher is trans activist working on health and human rights over last twenty years in India and across the globe. She is part of the Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN), International Trans Reference Group (IRGT), Technical Resource Group member of National AIDS Control Organization (NACO). She has worked with the various funding organizations and community based organization including The Humsafar Trust, India HIV/AIDS Alliance. Johns Hopkins University, Family Health International. She is founder member of the Dancing Queens which has been awarded by Human Rights Campaign for global innovative initiative. 

VivekAzaad : Executive Member


Vivek is entrepreneur in profession and has been working closely with Azaad Foundation and Nazaria to mobilise and support transgender movement. He has closely worked with various organizagion on transmen visibility, empowerment and human rights issues. Vivek has been always instrumental in addressing the violence cases and work towards trans empowerment and social support. 

Aarav Singh : Executive Member 

Aarav is young transman who has been working closely on ground to provide counselling, family support, surgery support and group formation for TWEET Foundation. Aarav is strong transman who is committed to increase the visibility and exposure on transmen issues. Aarav as profession is commercial driver and has been associated with women taxi services called as ‘Sakha Cabs’ run by Azaad Foundation. Currently Aarav is working strongly to mobilze transmen and map them for various services. He is also working for TWEET Foundation as program staff and collaborating with various trans friendly referrals.