The 10th edition of Chennai’s annual Rainbow Pride march is set to take place at the end of this month. Last year’s parade saw a crowd of over 600 come together for the walk and while the venue for this year is not confirmed yet, like last year, is most likely scheduled to take place at Rajarathnam Stadium in Egmore. Organised by a group of organisations called the Tamil Nadu Rainbow Collective, the march aims to raise awareness for the discrimination faced by the LGBTIQA+ community.
In case you were wondering, the march is safe to attend for all from a legal standpoint and will only be conducted after police permission is obtained. The march is a great way to learn more about the issues surrounding gender rights first hand in a safe space that’s open to healthy conversation. To attend all you have to do is show up, (rainbow coloured clothes are optional, wear what you want!), in fact if you’re looking to lend a hand, there’s a call for volunteers, so do check out their page in the link below for more details.