Not just a minuscule minority hankering for our “so-called” rights, India’s rainbow communities have an opportunity to step up in solidarity with another group in need of support – the survivors and displaced among Kerala’s citizens – who have been affected by the worst floods to hit the state since 1924.
There are many avenues to lend support to flood-affected Keralites through monetary and other means: see here and here. The Orinam collective seeks to collect amounts of up to Rs. 100/- per person and send the collection to the Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief fund. Every rupee matters. Please leave us a message here, email orinam_dot_net_at_gmail_dot_com, or WhatsApp +91 9884373433 for transfer details.
The Orinam collective seeks to collect amounts of up to Rs. 100/- per person and send the collection to the Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief fund. Please leave us a message here or WhatsApp +91 98843 73433 for transfer details.
If you are able to contribute larger amounts, you may consider directly contributing to the Chief Minister’s fund. If you would like to get in touch with LGBT+ groups in Kerala involved in on-the-ground response mobilisation, please connect with Queerythm in Thiruvananthapuram and Queerala in Kochi.
As we await our constitutional rights via the pending Supreme Court verdict on Section 377 and a NALSA-compliant Transgender Rights Bill, let us continue to discharge our constitutional duties by contributing to the ongoing crisis response in Kerala.