The official Chennai Rainbow Pride 2018 calendar is posted here.  Please check for venue updates and changes.


Day Date Event
Friday June 1 Press meet (inclusive of allies such as family members and media sensitization on appropriate terminology): Press Club, Chepauk, 11 a.m.
Sunday June 3 Awareness session on gender and sexuality by Nirangal: open to everyone, of particular interest to those who are trying to learn about LGBTIQ community for the first time, prior registration is requested (ICSA 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
Tuesday-Wednesday June 5-6 Two-day theatre workshop for community members and activists by Nirangal with the support of Sterling Playback Theatre: open to LGBTIQ+ community members and allies who are interested in use of art for activism. Prior registration is required, and venue will be informed to registrants.
Saturday June 9 Sexual health workshops:
Chennai Queer Cafe and Orinam: 2:30 p.m. Closed
workshop for queer women and those on the transmasculine spectrum.Orinam with Nirangal, Sahodaran and SAATHII: 4:30 p.m. [event page]
Contact or 9841557983 for venue
Wednesday June 13 Kattiyakari and Sahodaran: Screening of Malini Jeevarathnam’s Ladies and Gentlewomen, 4 p.m. at Sahodaran.
Saturday June 16 Seven Colours: The Chennai Rainbow Art Festival: TN LGBTIQ Movement. 4 p.m. venue to be announced [event page]
Sunday June 17 ‘In our own words’: Poetry, Spoken Word on Queer, Trans and Feminist Themes: Orinam [event page with submission link]
Thursday June 21 Kattiyakari and Sahodaran Unit 2: Screening of Malini Jeevarathnam’s Ladies and Gentlewomen, 3 p.m. at Sahodaran Unit 2 in Tondiarpet.
Saturday June 23 Vannangal cultural performances: Nirangal and Orinam [event page]
Sunday June 24 Pride march – TNRC-wide event [event page], followed by post-Pride cultural event Naangal led by Sahodaran.
Monday June 25 Panel Discussion on the Anti-Trafficking Bill 2018. Venue ICSA, Pantheon Road opp. Connemara Library. Egmore: 6.60-8.30 p.m. SIAAP, Vadamalar and NNSW, supported by Nirangal and Orinam.
Thursday June 28 Sensitization of Madras Christian College students on LGBTI issues: Sahodaran and Thozhi in partnership with MMC: 4-6 p.m. at MCC campus, Tambaram (closed event)
Saturday June 30 Kattiyakari Theater workshop for LGBTIQA+ persons. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information and to register, contact Anish 99521 98365.
Saturday July 07 QCC Queer LitFest, Organized by Queer Chennai Chronicles, Time: 10am to 5pm. Contact [links to Tamil and English info]
Venue : Kavikko Mandram, CIT Colony, Chennai 04
Fri-Sat-Sun July 27-28-29 Reel Desires: Chennai International Queer Film Festival, organized by Orinam, Goethe-Institut, Nirangal, Chennai Queer Cafe (CQC) women’s group, SAATHII and East-West Center for Counselling. More information

* Other events being planned, such as Sahodaran’s events in the third week of June around sensitizing educators, will be announced later.

The calendar lists events organized by Tamil Nadu Rainbow Coalition or its member organizations/collectives. Please check back for updates of events. They will also be posted on the Chennai Rainbow Pride Facebook community page
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For inquiries about location, time and participation, email tamilnadurainbowcoalition@ This Official Event schedule was prepared based on discussions in the Pride planning meetings held by TN Rainbow Coalition. Answers to other Frequently Asked Questions may be found at

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