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Chennai Pride 2012 is here!

Can love be shackled? – Thiruvalluvar (2nd century Tamil poet and philosopher) Chennai hosts its fourth annual Rainbow Pride in June 2012, a month celebrating visibility of alternate sexualities and gender identities. In India, the first Rainbow Pride March took … Continue reading

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Call for photographs and art entries – Chennai, June 2012 Pride event

As part of Chennai Queer Film Festival June 15-17 2012, local collectives Chennai Dost and Orinam are conducting a photography and art exhibition in partnership with Goethe Institute/ Max Mueller Bhavan.

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Cautiously Optimistic – A 377 review

By Shweta Kumar India has been exceptionally slow to reform its criminal justice system. The Indian Penal Code has undergone little change since independence as a result most laws echo outdated colonial prejudices. One such example is the Section 377, … Continue reading

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Freedom through strings and smiles

Sankranti, Lohri or Pongal- one festival that is celebrated all over India with many names and several connotation and denotations attached to it. The festival could represent the blending of old and new events through the colours of rangoli, letting … Continue reading

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India can learn from Clinton’s speech on rights for gays and lesbians

By Sandip Roy Sometimes you just have to give credit where credit is due. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton could have given some boiler plate remarks about the importance of human rights on International Human Rights Day in Geneva. She … Continue reading

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Project Bolo: Indian Lgbt Oral History Project

http://www.projectbolo.com/transcripts.htm PROJECT BOLO, meaning ‘Speak Up’, is an attempt to overcome this lacuna, by offering real life positive real-life role models by documenting LGBT persons – their lives, career, love and struggles. It is hoped that this will turn into … Continue reading

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It Gets Better in Tamil

Sarav Chidambaram was born in Coimbatore, India, and now lives in Massachusetts, United States. Sarav is a software professional, a renowned dancer, a passionate film maker and a dedicated LGBT rights activist. In this video, Sarav talks about his journey … Continue reading

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