Over 7,000 participants from across the country and world marched alongside the rainbow flag, chanting slogans to repeal section 377, fighting for transgender rights and dancing with pride to the rhythmic drumbeats
The Door talks about a couple that is trapped in a marriage forced on them by meddling parents. Dev, is a closeted gay and his reluctance to own up to his sexuality puts a toll on his wife Radhika, a smart, educated and independent girl who had no idea what she was getting into with the marriage
A collection of Chennai-based collectives and NGOs working on gender and sexuality, in partnership with Goethe-Institut Chennai | Max Mueller Bhavan, brings you Reel Desires: Chennai International Queer Film Festival (CIQFF) from July 28 to 30, 2017.
This year’s Pride parade in Chennai was more politically charged than the previous ones. The larger political scenario in the state and the country was one of the primary reasons for the increased vocal assertion. There were slogans and placards against the raising right-wing politics and Hindutva, Hindi imposition and cultural erasure.
In times, when there is increasing and growing antipathy towards Muslims and Dalits, when the voices of hatred and sirens for bloodshed get louder to terminate those who eat beef, when poor farmers and cattle traders are lynched for transporting cattle, shouldn’t LGBTQ people stand up and protest against each act of crime and injustice that unfurls each day?