Young Queer Alliance is the only youth-led LGBTI organization in Mauritius with a specific focus on young people in the age range of 14 to 29 years, advocating for their recognition and well-being.
Young Queer Alliance has established a Safety Centre for young LGBTQIA and Trans* people. The centre acts as an emergency shelter, office and meeting space, all under one roof. The centre is also used for existing and new programmes of Young Queer Alliance, which include meetings, support groups, trainings and psychosocial support. PlanetRomeo Foundation enabled Young Queer Alliance to purchase furniture, appliances, ICT equipment and all other necessary inventory for the shelter.
I have been sleeping under starry skies on the beaches and in temples for a week. I could not meet my needs for an appropriate house. I became irregular at work and lost my job. A friend of mine contacted YQA and I was grateful to the organization for its support.