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ஓரினம்.நெட் தமிழ் மற்றும் ஆங்கில இணையத்தளம். இத்தளம் மாறுபட்ட பாலீர்ப்பு மற்றும் பால் அடையாளம் பற்றிய தகவல்தளம். “எங்கள் குரல்”-’ஓரினம்.நெட்’ டின் வலைப்பதிவு. இதில் நீங்கள் உரையாடல்கள், செய்திகள், கருத்துக்கள், கதை, கவிதை, கட்டுரை மற்றும் பல படைப்புகளை காணலாம்.

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Felix

Felix has been proudly associated with the Orinam/MP collective since 2005, and has watched it grow from an online list and support space to what it is today. A techie by profession, he is one of the editors of this website, and is in love with the Chennai International Queer Film Festival. He helps organise through Orinam in association with others.

kinsey3

kinsey3 (L Ramakrishnan) works with a public health non-profit SAATHII, and volunteers with the editorial team of Orinam.

Shri

Shri believes that the keyboard is mightier than the sword and that Internet activism is his calling. As a writer, Shri writes in the hope of effecting change. He blogs at Orinam.net and writes Tamil fiction in Thendral and Thinnai magazines. His latest work is part of Queer-Ink's groundbreaking anthology, Out: Stories from the New Queer India (2012 release). You can follow him on Twitter @ShriSadasivan Writings in English - தமிழ் படைப்புகள்

எழுத்தாளர் மற்றும் சிறப்பு எழுத்தாளர்கள்

A. Mani

A. Mani is an active researcher in algebra, logic, rough sets, and related fields. Her current affiliations include the University of Calcutta. She is also a trans feminist, teacher, free software activist, contributor, and consultant in statistical and soft computing.

A. Revathi

Revathi is a noted transgender activist. Her authobiography "The Truth About Me: A Hijra Life Story" has been translated into multiple languages from the original in Tamil.

Aaditya Joshi

Aaditya Joshi is your quintessential Mumbai boy pursuing his PhD in Computer Science. When he’s not being geeky, he writes blogs for a website called Love Matters sharing his experiences growing up as and being a gay man in India.

Aditya Bondyopadhyay

Aditya Bandopadhyay is a lawyer based in New Delhi, India and is a prominant gay rights activist. He has been an activist for the rights of all sexualities since 1993, including playing a leading role in the movement for decriminalisation of sodomy in India.

Ajita Banerjie

Ajita Banerjie is a researcher on gender and sexuality in Delhi.

Akhil Kang

Akhil Kang is a law graduate from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, and is currently working with Partners for Law in Development in Delhi on issues related to gender and sexuality.

Akhil Katyal

Akhil Katyal is a writer and translator based in Delhi. His first book of poems 'Night Charge Extra' is forthcoming with Writers Workshop, Kolkata.

Alok Vaid-Menon

Alok Vaid-Menon is a queer South Asian artist and activist who has performed and organized with queer movements in the United States, South Africa and India. They are committed to building radical queer movements and bodies that resist white supremacy and imperialism and like making art that thinks about these, and other what ifs. Check out Alok's political blog at http://queerlibido.tumblr.com/ and bio at http://returnthegayze.tumblr.com/bio and

Andy Silveira

Andy Silveira is a research scholar at the English and Foreign Languages University as well as a language trainer in a BPO in Hyderabad. He enjoys writing, training and engaging with anything queer. These days he longingly misses Amar Mitra who lives on the other side of the globe in Chicago.

Angshuman

Angshuman lives in Kolkata, with his partner and two children. He never has been sure what gender he is. He uses these pronouns out of habit. He is currently working on his first meaningful writing project, and it draws from his own experience of growing up in a brutally gendered society.

Anindita Mukherjee

Anindita is a lawyer, fresh out of NALSAR University of Law as of mid- 2015, presently working as a research consultant with the Centre for Legal Philosophy and Justice Education at NALSAR and with Hyderabad Urban Lab.

Aniruddha Dutta

Aniruddha Dutta is an Assistant Professor in the departments of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies and Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Iowa. Dutta’s current research project examines how insti- tutionalized gender/sexual identity politics in India challenges, reconfigures or reproduces structural hierarchies of class/caste and unequal access to citizenship.

Aniruddhan Vasudevan

Aniruddhan Vasudevan is a performer, writer and activist from Chennai, India. He is passionate and vocal about issues around gender, sexuality, social justice, and human rights. Aniruddhan is a founder of The Shakti Resource Center, a non-profit set-up working to further the discourse on these issues.  Writings in English - தமிழ் படைப்புகள்

Anu Elizabeth Roche

Anu is a poet, mother and member of an amazing band called Mental Heads, which does spoken word poetry on mental health issues. She has co-written a book of poetry with three other amazing woman poets, titled "A Converseation in Four Parts". She is from Kerala, born and brought up in Dubai, and had moved in the part 12 years between Bangalore and Chennai before finally settling down in Mumbai with her husband and daughter. It is no wonder, then, that she can't answer the question "Where are you from?" in a single sentence.

ApsaraReddy

Chennai-based Apsara Reddy is senior editor of a national newspaper, a broadcast journalist, a human rights activist, brand ambassador, dancer, and political lobbyist.

Aravind

A diploid from the fusion of humanism and science.அரவிந்த் - மனிதாபிமானமும், அறிவியலும் புணர்ந்துருவான இருமடியம்.

Arun Mirchandani

Arun Mirchandani is the author of 'You Are Not Alone', one of the first gay novels published after the reading down of section 377 by the high court in 2009. His short story 'The Choice' featured in the queer anthology 'Out! Stories from the new Queer India' published by Queer Ink in 2012. An alumnus of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Arun was born in South Korea, brought up in Taiwan and Mumbai and now lives and works in Hong Kong.

Arvind Iyer

Hailing from Chennai and raised in Mumbai, Arvind Iyer is (as of March 2014) a graduate student at the University of Southern California working in the broad areas of Computational Neuroscience and biological visual processing. In recent years, Arvind has been benefiting from an ongoing learning process of 'cluing in' to LGBT rights and other civil rights causes thanks in large part to fellow secular humanist bloggers at Nirmukta, and is hopeful of paying it forward.

Arvind Raghavan

Arvind Raghavan is part of Nirmukta, a collective promoting science, free though and secular humanism in India.

Ashley

Ashley is a University student, poet, and is currently learning Indian classical dance.

Ayesha Farook

திருநங்கைகளின் முன்னேற்ற வழிமுறைகளுக்காக குரல் கொடுக்கும் ஆயிஷா பாரூக் புதுக்கோட்டை மாவட்டத்தை சேர்ந்தவர். மேலாண்மையில் முதுகலை பட்டம் பெற்ற ஆயிஷா, மேனேஜ்மண்ட் கன்சல்டண்டாக பணியாற்றி வருகிறார். ஆயிஷாவின் படைப்புகளை அவரது வலைப்பதிவில் காணலாம்.

Bessi Mon

Bessimon, originally from Nagerkoil, has been in Chennai since 2010. He volunteers for Orinam events and has read his poetry at Orinam's Quilt, the reading group.

Brenda

Brenda, a bi transwoman and member of the MP/Orinam group, is a scientist from Chennai, currently pursuing her postdoctoral research in Germany.

Bubbly Mehta

Bubbly, born in Gujarat, was raised in Chennai. In 2012, at the age of 24, she moved abroad for higher studies. She has been part of the Orinam/MP mailing list since 2013.

Chhanda Dutta

Chhanda Dutta, based in Kolkata, is a teacher and tutor, and the mother of Avinaba.

Chitra Nagarajan

Chitra is an activist and writer from Bangalore. She currently lives in Nigeria where she works to promote and protect human rights and build peace. She tweets @chitranagarajan and blogs here

Danish Sheikh

Danish Sheikh graduated from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, following which he pursued a master’s degree at the University of Michigan Law School on a Michigan Grotius Fellowship. He primarily works on research and advocacy relating to Gender and Sexuality law along with issues relating to Free Speech and Access to Knowledge. He is also interested in pedagogy, and has taught courses in Law and Literature, Law and Popular Culture and Media Law.

Deep and Dr.Raman

Deep is a Mumbai based IT professional (gaymanpartner@gmail.com) Dr. Raman is a gay friendly psychiatrist

Deepan

Deepan is a voracious reader with a keen interest in contemporary cinema, and is a firm believer in gender equality. He is a member of the Orinam group and mailing list.

Dinesh Kumar

Social researcher and Queer/Trans activist in Erode, Tamil Nadu

Edwina

Edwina teaches English in Singapore and was in Chennai for 3 months in 2011 dabbling in journalism.

Gaurav Deka

Dr. Gaurav Deka studied medicine in Gauhati Medical College. He is a clinical psychotherapist specialising in Regression Therapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. He also writes fiction and poetry in various literary journals, national and international. His short fiction, "To Whom He Wrote From Berlin" won the Open Road Review Contest, 2014; while "The Last Sin" was shortlisted for the Out Of Print-DNA contest, 2014.

Gee Imaan Semmalar

Gee Imaan Semmalar is based in Bengaluru. His writings have appeared in Dalit Camera, WSQ Women's Studies Quarterly, OPEN Magazine, and other forums.

Gowthaman Ranganathan

Gowthaman is a human rights lawyer and volunteer of Orinam.

Grace Banu கிரேஸ் பானு

Grace Banu is an activist based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, and the first out transwoman to be accepted into an engineering college in India.

Guhan M

Guhan M is a consultant who divides his time between Delhi and Chennai, and is a member of Orinam's Quilt reading group.

Ileana Jiménez

Ileana Jiménez believes in transforming education for gender, racial, and economic justice. A high school English teacher in New York, Jiménez is founder of the New York Independent Schools LGBT Educators Group, and is widely recognized for her work in designing and implementing inclusive curricula. More about her and her work is on her blog http://feministteacher.com

Insaaf NLU Delhi

INSAAF is a student-driven legal aid project initiated by National Law University, Delhi, as part of its commitment to social justice and furthering the rule of law.

Jo

Jo is a doctoral student at the Indian Institute of Technology. Beyond her academic research on cancer studies, she loves researching the philosophies and psychologies of random people. Jo has recently realised her sapphic identity but absolutely hates labels. Her strength and motivation to go through this hetero world comes from her partner.

Kalki Subramaniam

Kalki Subramaniam is an actor, transgender rights activist and founder-director of Sahodari foundation, an organization working for the social, economic and political empowerment of transgender persons in India. To know more about Kalki and Sahodari visit: sahodari.org

Karthik G

The author is a Strategy Consultant for a leading consulting house, based in Delhi. This is his first published piece.

Karthik Rao-Cavale

Karthik is a doctoral student at MIT and will be conducting fieldwork in Tamil Nadu in the summer of 2015.

Kuru

Indo-Sri Lankan residing in the US, who likes to read a lot and write a little

LABIA Mumbai

LABIA is a Queer Feminist LBT (lesbian, bisexual women and trans* persons) Collective located in Mumbai.

Lekshmi Sasidharan

I am from Trivandrum, currently living in Muscat. Writing has always been my passion and I often write about things I have seen and felt.

LesBiT Bangalore

LesBit is a collective of lesbians, bi women and transmasculine persons in Bengaluru.

Living Smile Vidya

Living Smile Vidya - Smiley to friends - is an accomplished writer, theatre actor, director and artist. She received the Charles Wallace 2013 scholarship to study theatre in the UK. Her autobiography 'I am Vidya' has been translated from the Tamil original to English, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi and Assamese. Her drawings - based on her lived experience as a transwoman and her feminist perspective - have been exhibited in Chennai, Bangalore and Delhi.

Manasi Nene

Manasi Nene is the founder of the Pune Poetry Slam. She is - as of April 2015 - a student at the Foundation for Liberal and Management Education. Manasi loves anything that questions dominant culture, and writes about it. Currently, her only aim in life is to meet Carrie Brownstein. Manasi can be found on Twitter at @manasi_nene.

Manojkiran C

Manojkiran is a recently minted Mechanical Engineer who works in the field of renewable energy. He is passionate about children's education and LGBT rights. He joined the Orinam collective in February 2014.

Mayank Vashistha

Mayank identifies as a genderqueer male. He takes a keen interest in issues of human rights and is constantly trying to battle against stereotypes. He is currently a campaigner with Jhatkaa.org. Visit his blog Discrete Identity here.

Mukesh

Mukesh loves being vegan and queer when he is not lost running the trails in rain forest, biking between cities and hiking the mountains. He understands geology and works in the construction industry.

Nadika N.

Nadika is from Chennai. She is tall, dark and…has advanced degrees in history. Nadika has Kleinfelter’s syndrome, an active Second Life avatar, and many roles in Life itself. She writes and edits for a living, and shoots photos and documentaries when she can.

Naren Pai

A wannabe engineer and wannabe don't-wannabe, ex-blogger. Loves to procrastinate writing in free time. Loves to educate self and straight friends on queer issues, carries colourful cards in wallet always. Tweets inanely and recently moved to @treadalone, an 'out' profile.

Nirangal India

Nirangal is a Chennai-based NGO that works to advance justice and rights for LGBT and sex worker communities in Tamil Nadu, and thus contribute to the overall progress of these communities in India.

Pink Me

Pink Me is a 20-something Indian Christian woman who is just starting to embrace a sapphic identity.

Pramada Menon

Pramada Menon is a queer activist and an independent consultant working on issues of sexuality, sexual rights, gender, violence against women and organizational development and change. She has spent the last two decades of her professional life questioning, challenging, and seeking answers to questions of women’s human rights. She would like to develop new ways of learning and teaching and is currently exploring ways in which humour can be injected into the world of social change through her stand up performance Fat, Feminist and Free.

Prashanth

Prashanth has roots in Chennai, and is an avid writer. He has recently embraced who he is; and hopes that his keyboard can serve to help others in any meaningful way.

Prateek Sharma

Spelunking through the persecuted corners and uneventful settings of this world, I write. I believe we all must, for us, for others. With an impeccable interest in human psychology, films, combat sports, books and an emerging passion for social justice, I'm a progressive liberal, a feminist and a freethinker who considers himself purposeless in comparison to the vastness of the cosmos, but also thinks if we have the biological privilege to exist and know about things why shouldn't we live better?

Praveen Rajendran

Praveen likes science fiction & murder mystery novels and also enjoys reading about technology and quantum physics in his spare time.

Priyank Pillai

Priyank Pillai is a trans femme South Asian poet and conceptual artist. Born on a small francophone island in the Indian Ocean, they divide their time between friends and family in Africa, Asia, and the United States. They are currently working on a multimedia art project examining radical queer critiques of mainstream activism and organizing.

Pronoy Rai and Barath Ezhilan

Pronoy Rai and Barath Ezhilan are PhD students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.

Pu rush

Purush is a professional in the medical field, based in Chennai.

Queer Ink

Queer Ink publishes and retails resources on India-specific Gender and Sexual Diversities. See queer-ink.com

Rashmi

Rashmi (ரஷ்மி) grew up in india and now lives in Freak-town, USA. She writes to share a piece of her mind but primarily is working on an unjust, ambitious and ulterior motive to establish equality and educate others :) She volunteers at Q Festivals, loves music, a full-time foodie, a part-time cook, and very recently, a novice film-maker.

Raveen Gaikwad

Raveen is a creative professional based in Pune. He likes to blog about everyday social scenarios at http://raveengaikwad.blogspot.in. He is a quasi-meliorist, and deploys his writing skills for the same effect. Peace.

Ravi

Average education; Finance BPO; Fits into the gay stereotype except that he lacks fashion sense. Believes that the recognition of individual rights is the greatest achievement of humanity.

Reva

Reva is a transwoman who is trying to retain her bearings and navigate through a complex web of relationships, self realization, societal expectations and daily challenges offered by her life. All this with a dollop of enthusiasm and a smile on her face, of course!

Ritesh Rajani and Madhumitha Venkataraman

Madhumitha Venkataraman and Ritesh Rajani are diversity and inclusion champions who are committed to making the world and workplaces more inclusive, accessible and equitable for everyone (Persons with Disability, LGBTQ+, Women, Generational, etc.).

Ritesh Rajani and Madhumitha Venkataraman

Madhumitha and Ritesh are diversity and inclusion champions who are committed to making the world and workplaces more inclusive, accessible and equitable for everyone (Persons with Disability, LGBTQ+, Women, Generational, etc.).

Samira Obeid

Samira Obeid or Sam as most know her is a writer, multimedia content producer and creative thinker above all. An Indian butch lesbian originally from Chennai, she uses her identity and her pen as a way to create dialogue about the human existence that is often difficult to open up to an audience. She likes to believe she is a advocate of truth and liberty in its rawest forms, and has every intention of proving herself along life's every path. On an honest note, she loves entertaining a unsuspecting audience.

Sampoorna Working Group

Sampoorna is a network for and by trans* and intersex Indians across the globe

Sandeep

Sandeep is an IT professional who calls Mumbai his home. Apart from books on software he loves to read novels, especially science fiction, and books on psychiatry and the paranormal. He occasionally finds it within himself to pour forth his emotions on MS Word. For those few hours that he is typing, he is living his characters. Sandy, as he likes to be called, also lends a sympathetic ear to whoever wants to vent out their joys and sorrows. Sandy has been gay all his life and proud of it too. An animal lover and a chocoholic, he loves going for long walks with his friends. A volunteer for Mingle, he can be reached at sandeep@mingle.org.in

Sappho for Equality

Sappho for Equality (http://www.sapphokolkata.in/) is a Kolkata based activist forum fighting for the rights of lesbian, bisexual women and transmen since 1999.

Sayan Bhattacharya

Sayan is based in Kolkata, and is Senior Editor of Kindle Magazine.

Shakthi Nataraj

Shakthi Nataraj is an anthropologist researching narratives of sexual identity and violence in Tamil Nadu. Since 2009, she has been volunteering with Nirangal, an organisation working to promote the human rights of LGBTQs and sex workers.

Shalini Mahajan

Shalini Mahajan is a writer, researcher, queer feminist activist and a creative writing teacher based in Mumbai, India. She is a member of Lesbians and Bisexuals in Action (LABIA), a queer feminist LBT collective based in Mumbai. Her present research interests are Gender, Sexuality, Feminist Studies, Queer Theory, Crime Fiction and Poetry.

Shambhavi Madhan

Shambhavi Madhan is a gender and queer rights activist based in Bangalore, and a volunteer with Orinam.

Shankar G

Dr. Shankar teaches at a business school in Chennai, and volunteers with Orinam.

Shankar Ganesh

Shankar is from Tuticorin, India. He's a techie at heart, and a marketer by profession. He hates shopping, is a crappy dresser and prefers books and wifi over parties and dancing. He came out at the age of 22 and fights homophobia in his own little way, every day. You can follow him on Twitter @_shankarganesh

Shilpa Charles

A student of medicine who believes that this world could be wonderful if each of us try to live ethically.

Shivapriya Ganapathy

Shivapriya Ganapathy lives in Chennai, and is a research scholar working on lesbian feminism and language. She usually writes in free verse and loves to dabble with haiku and other Japanese poetry forms- some of which have appeared in online journals and two international anthologies. She also maintains a personal blog (http://wordsfromdarkness.blogspot.in) and finds writing therapeutic.

Shyamala

Shyamala is a student of literature and a photographer, based in Delhi. Her fields of interest include the intersections of gender and sexuality, and she is always on the lookout for more desi literature discussing these.

Sid

Sid is a coffee enthusiast and is a part of the Chennai queer community.

Soorya Sriram

Soorya Sriram is a feminist, lgbt ally, freethinking, primate, movie freak, foodie on a diet who, ironically, hates labels. When he is not slogging away at work or advocating for equality, he can be found flirting with philosophies and theorising about political systems. His poetry and assorted musings may be found on his personal blog

South India Transgender Samithi

South India Transgender Samithi is a collective of individuals from diverse transgender communities across Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.

Srini

Srini, a software engineer by profession, is an active member of Bangalore queer community and the queer support group 'GoodasYou'. His favorite time pass is to hangout with his queer friends and participate in many of the community activities. He blogs at http://asimplerainbow.blogspot.in/

Sudha Santhanam

சுதா சந்தானம் சென்னையில் வசிக்கும் ஒரு ஓய்வுபெற்ற ஆசிரியை. இவர் மாற்றுப் பாலியல் குறித்துப் பொதுவாக பெற்றோர்களுக்கு இருக்கும் தவறான புரிதல்களைப் போக்குவதில் அக்கறை கொண்ட ஒரு தாய்.Sudha Santhanam is a retired teacher from Chennai. She is a mother, who is passionate about clearing up misconceptions that surround LGBT people.

Sumit Baudh

Sumit Baudh is a lawyer, scholar and activist in the areas of caste, gender, sexuality and human rights.

Surabhi Shukla

Surabhi Shukla is a lawyer and currently, a PhD (law) student at the University of Oxford, U.K.

Suryatapa Mukherjee

BA Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies student at Cardiff University, UK. Editor of the LGBT+ section of Quench - a Cardiff students' magazine. Breaking News correspondent at news website, The Global Panorama. Passionate about political and humanist issues around the world. Avid reader and writer with a vivid imagination. Blogs at http://lotuslikemind.wordpress.com, tweets at @sugaryDEMON

Taejha

Taejha, a classically trained dancer, works in the area of HIV prevention and LGBT rights.

Vijay Rengarajan

Vijay Rengarajan, Research Student | விஜய் ரெங்கராஜன், ஆராய்ச்சி மாணவன்

Vikram

Vikram is a journalist who grew up in Chennai and currently makes Mumbai his home. He is among the founder-organizers of the Gay Bombay collective.

Vikram S.

Vikram S. is gender-fluid and envisions a world where everyone is free to express their sexualities and genders the way they choose to, without being stigmatized. S/he has volunteered with Orinam since mid-2013.

Vinodhan

Vinodhan lives and works in Madras, India. He takes both an academic as well as an activist interest in questions of gender, sexuality, selfhood and mental health. He identifies as queer, not only in the sense of being non-heteronormative, but also in the implication of being different and wonderful, even weird, and hence "Vinodhan," which embraces the popular Tamil use of the word.

Vishnu Ramakrishnan

Vishnu is an eternal laid-back traveler. He believes that being joyful is his first duty. Loves literature, movies, theater, dogs, aquarium, cricket, tennis, photography and good food. He likes to spend his time in mountains, especially in Himalayas and enjoys both kinds of bird watching :) Passionate about wildlife conservation and improving educational climate in India.

Vyjayanti

Vyjayanti Mogli is transgendered, a Learning and Development professional, and a pro-bono board member of Wajood Society in Hyderabad. She has intervened in the honourable Supreme Court of India Koushal case through her affidavit highlighting medical abuse through reparative therapy and how recriminalisation encourages such unscientific and unethical medical practices.