With the explosion of social media and micro-blogging options, we at Orinam have turned to Twitter (Follow us @chennaipride) to post links to media coverage of LGBT issues in India. Hashtags #377updates and #QueeringMadrasWeek have been popular.

Also, media coverage specific to Section 377 is over at  377.orinam.net, operational since the Supreme Court judgement of December 11, 2013.

Besides the above, the  following legacy content is being linked here for archival purposes:

Queer Media Watch on WordPress [May 2001-Jan 2009]:  initiated pre-Orinam by a community member who eventually became an Orinam volunteer and helped establish our first website http://qmediawatch.wordpress.com

Queer Media Watch on Blogger [July 2006] for Tamil language content:  http://www.queermediawatch.blogspot.in/2006_07_01_archive.html

and some miscellaneous links after the website was established, below:


Orinam.net greatly appreciates the following media entities for their sensitive, inclusive and fair coverage of LGBT issues in India. We would like to see more!






Can do better 🙁

Orinam.net is disappointed by the coverage of below media entities. We hope these entities would take initiatives to sensitize their journalists, columnists, editors and other employees on LGBT issues and encourage sensitive coverage of LGBT issues in future.

  • அன்புடன் அந்தரங்கம்:  அனுராதா ரமணன் (Read Aniruddhan Vasudevan’s reaction)
  • அன்புடன் அந்தரங்கம்: சகுந்தலா கோபிநாத் (Read Gaysifamily’s post condemning the article here)