Satrang Gala 2018

Satrang’s annual gala is a night of celebration, filled with a variety of Desi foods, musical performances, comedy and honoring trailblazers in the community, all culminating in an epic dance party!

2018 GALA AWARDEES

Satrang Visionary Award 2018

SANJAY CHHUGANI currently serves as a member of the South Asian Network (SAN) board, member of the Asian Pacific Aids Intervention Team (APAIT) advisory board; also on the board of Special Service for Groups (SSG). He has served as Co-Chair for the Committee for Outreach, Recruiting and Education (CORE) for API Equality-LA, a coalition of organizations working towards marriage equality for the Asian and Pacific Islander LGBT community. He was on the board of Satrang for over 6 years, first for two years as Vice President and later as President for 4 years and has continued to provide support and counsel for the Satrang board and members. He was also Co-President of the Asian Pacific Islander Pride Council and served on the board of GAPSN (Gay Asian Pacific Support Network) for three years. He was also one of the community founders of Fusion, the Los Angeles People of Color LGBT film festival, which is a program of Outfest. He has been very active in the Asian and specifically South Asian LGBT community organizing events, providing support and as a spokesperson for the community.

In his professional capacity, Sanjay Chhugani, has worked in the human resources and engineering staffing field for 23 years and currently functions as the Executive Director for Millennium Engineering and Integration Company, a small nationwide engineering and information technology firm based in Arlington, VA. His clients include JPL/NASA, US Air Force and other major aerospace firms. He also serves as Vice President of Membership on the board for National Contracts Management Association (NCMA) San Gabriel Valley chapter. He has an MBA from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.

Satrang Legacy Award 2018

Stay tuned, announcement coming soon!

Donate to Satrang and Become a Gala Sponsor!

Satrang relies on the generous support of our community to sustain our free programming and events. We encourage you to make a donation to support our work as the only organization serving South Asian LGBT*QIA individuals in Southern California which goes to:
  • Hosting social and educational events
  • Allyship trainings to build awareness of the LGBTQ South Asian and diasporic community
  • Outreach at cultural, religious, LGBTQ+ festivals
  • Translating resources into South Asian languages
  • Creating a retreat for Desi queer and trans* youth
  • Connecting members with local legal and social service resources
  • Building local and national collaboration

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