Events listed in June and July include official events of Chennai Rainbow Pride 2016 organised by one or more members of the Tamil Nadu Rainbow Coalition.
A partial list of events slated for 2016 Pride includes the Vannangal cultural performance event, a session on safer-sex, awareness raising events for media, students and other groups, and literary events. Stay tuned for the official Pride 2016 calendar. Please see full list here.
Orinam events include monthly book readings through the QUiLT (Queer(ing) Literature) sessions that alternate between Tamil- and English- language material. We have a film festival, Reel Desires, Chennai International Queer Film Festival, organised in July in partnership with other local groups. Besides these regular events, there are occasional workshops, and meet-ups with visiting community members, media people, writers and researchers. Orinam is among the co-organisers of events associated with Chennai Rainbow Pride such as the Vannangal cultural performance event and the Pride march.
If you are new to the community or to Chennai, and would like to meet one or two individuals to get comfortable before attending an event, leave us a message and we’ll make this happen.
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