Vinay Chandran is a counselor and Executive Director of Swabhava Trust, Bangalore, a non-governmental organization working with issues related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and similar (LGBT) populations. He set up the Bangalore-based telephone helpline called Sahaya in 2000 and has worked on linking support services with LGBT communities. His areas of research and interest include sexuality, sexual health, counseling, gender, masculinities, and ethics. He is also a trainer on all these issues and has worked with various state AIDS prevention organizations to train diverse groups on working with sexuality, sexual health, counseling and HIV.
Vivan Sundaram (born 1943) studied painting in Baroda and London. Since 1990 he has made sculpture, installation, photography, and video. His major works include the installations Memorial (1993),
Teacher, singer, activist and writer Sumangala Damodaran is known for her work on the musical tradition of the Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA), an outfit of leftist theatre artiste
A pioneering scholar in gender studies, Maithreyi Krishnaraj was formerly professor and director, and presently Senior Honorary Fellow, Research Centre for Women's Studies, SNDT Women's University.
Alexandra Mikhailovna Kollontai (1872-1952) was a Russian revolutionary, writer, and diplomat. After the October Revolution, she was appointed People's Commissar for Social Welfare. Her diplomatic
Sampat Kale is Assistant Professor at the School of Rural Development, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Tuljapur. He was visiting faculty at Karachi, Pakistan and Stockholm, Sweden.