LIKHO (Write) is an initiative of The Humsafar Trust and aims to encourage sensitive and erudite coverage of LGBTQ issues in the Indian media.
The Likho website is a media platform for citizen journalists to tell LGBTQI+ stories from India and SouthEast Asia. LGBTQI+ of the community, by the community & allies, for the world.
The Likho Citizen Journalism Project
Founded in 2015, the Likho Citizen Journalism Workshops annually trains around 20 participants as citizen journalists to strengthen reporting on LGBTQ issues in India. Since its inception, the project has as of 2020 far trained around 100 citizen journalists - some have gone on to write for mainstream publications.
Likho Citizen Journalism Fellowship
The Likho Citizen Journalism Fellowship was set up in 2019. The three-month fellowship aims to train and mentor young citizen journalists in print journalism, mobile journalism and audio podcasts to produce works that highlight issues of the LGBTQ communities in India.
LIKHO Media Summit and Awards
The Likho Media Awards has been held annually since 2016 and recognises exemplary works by the Indian mainstream media that have a fair and inclusive representation of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer communities.
The Likho Indian LGBTQ Media Summit founded in 2017, brings together media professionals, students and community members from across India in a national conclave to discuss and promote efforts at changing societal attitudes and building an inclusive society.
Through the year Likho also conducts sensitisation workshops for media professionals.