Chennai Rainbow Pride Events 2019 -நிகழ்ச்சிகள் 2019

The official Chennai Rainbow Pride 2019 calendar is posted here.  Please check for venue updates and changes.


Day Date  Event
Fri May 31 Press meet Press Club, Chepauk, 11 a.m. Delfina (+91 92451 25290) or Jaya (+91 98418 65423), email
Sat June 1 Flag hoisting by Sahodaran and Kattiyakkari 11 a.m.
Sat June 8 ‘You and Me: Forging Healthy Queer Relationships’ – LGBTIQ mental health workshop by Orinam and Chennai Queer Cafe (CQC): 2 – 6 p.m. Venue TBA. Facilitators Veena Sethuraman and Deepak Dhananjaya. Prior registration required. Email or call 98415 57983. FB event page is
 Mon-Tue June 10-11 Sahodaran-UNESCO dissemination of anti- bullying study. Email or call 98418 65423.
  Friday June 14 Sensitisation of students at Competitive Examination Coaching Centre CECC), Old Washermanpet, Thiyagaraja College Campus, opp. Maharani Theatre, Chennai,  by Sahodaran. Email or call 98418 65423 for more information.
 Sat June 15 Placard making at Sahodaran 11 a.m.
 Sun June 16  QUILT ‘In our own words’: Poetry, Spoken Word on Queer, Trans and Feminist Themes: Orinam 3-6 p.m. Venue: ICSA, Egmore. or 98415 57983 [FB event page]
 Saturday  June 19-20  Corporate sensitisation by Sahodaran June 19 2-3pm at Thamarai Tech Guindy, near Kathipara Bridge and  June 20 2-5pm  at RMZ Business Millenium, Kandhanchavadi, Chennai Email or call 98418 65423.
Sat June 22 Placard making at Sahodaran (forenoon)
 Sat  June 22 TN-LGBTIQ cultural event at Sahodaran, 5-8pm.  Contact for more information. [FB event page]
Sun June 23 CQC Consent workshop for individuals assigned female at birth (AFAB). Venue TBA. Contact
Wednesday June 26 All-day placard making and pre-event planning for Pride. Email or call 98418 65423 for more information.
Friday June 28 Workshop for Understanding Sexuality and Gender Identity among Christian faith leaders and Pastors. By Sahodaran, in collaboration with National Council of Churches in India (NCCI- ESHA project).Time. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Place : ICSA, Egmore, Chennai.
Saturday June 29 Vannangal cultural performances: Nirangal and Orinam [venue TBA]. Contact or [FB event link here]
Sunday June 30 Pride march – TNRC-wide event. Contact [FB event link here]. Please note change of venue (1 km from original venue) to Old Chitra Theatre, Adithanar Salai. Map is here
Sunday June 30 Post-Pride cultural event Naangal led by Sahodaran. Email or call 98418 65423.
Monday  July 1 SIAAP Discussion on Sex Work and Cross-Movement Solidarity, in collaboration with Nirangal. 10 a.m. –  5 p.m. Contact 88700 01439 for more information.
Sun TBA Sexual Health workshop by multiple groups 3 p.m. Contact 98415 57983 for more information.
Fri-Sat-Sun Aug 2-3-4 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 at

* Other events being planned, such as Kattiyakkari’s theatre workshop event and a screening-discussion of Malini Jeevarathnam’s film Ladies and Gentle Women  will be announced later.  Please check back for updates of events. They will also be posted on the Chennai Rainbow Pride Facebook community page Disclaimer: The Chennai Rainbow Pride march and events connected with Chennai Rainbow Pride month are organized by the Tamil Nadu Rainbow Coalition and its member groups/collectives/individuals. These are in no way linked with events or fundraising attempts that bear the name ‘Chennai International Pride’ or any other branding. In case of queries, please email us at Also check out the FAQ on this website.