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Chennai turns up to support gay march June 29, 2009

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Chennai turns up to support gay march

Times Of India

29 Jun 2009, 0437 hrs IST, Priya Menon, TNN

URL : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Chennai-turns-up-to-support-gay-march/articleshow/4713552.cms

Show of solidarity for rights of sexual minorities in Chennai June 29, 2009

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Show of solidarity for rights of sexual minorities in Chennai
Sruthi Krishnan

The Hindu

29 June 2009

URL : http://www.hindu.com/2009/06/29/stories/2009062950440100.htm

Families to stand by LGBT community during Pride March June 28, 2009

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28 Jun 2009, 0242 hrs IST, Priya M Menon, Times News Network
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http://tinyurl.com/chennaiparents

CHENNAI: On Sunday, the city will host the Chennai Rainbow Pride March, Chennai Vaanavil Ula’, for the first time. Members of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community will get together to express their solidarity, create awareness and, above all, celebrate their visibility. Significantly, standing by them will be supportive parents, family members and friends.

City gears up for Rainbow Pride parade June 27, 2009

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City gears up for Rainbow Pride parade

Express News Service 27 June 2009

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CHENNAI: In what promises to be a colourful event peppered with fun and frolic, the city will witness its first ‘Rainbow Pride’ parade of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT) as well as their friends

, family and supporters on Sunday at 4 pm on the Marina.

Call for awareness of LGBT issues June 27, 2009

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Call for awareness of LGBT issues
The Hindu Chennai edition
Date:27/06/2009
URL: http://www.thehindu.com/2009/06/27/stories/2009062759080300.htm

Tamil Nadu – Chennai Call for awareness of LGBT issues
Ramya Kannan

CHENNAI: Rallies and marches are more often seen as a means of
expressing protest, but Chennai’s first LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual
and Transgender) Pride on Sunday will also be a celebration of sorts
for members of these groups.

“We will be celebrating the fact that we are all coming together and
the fact that we are visible today,” says Sunil Menon, founder,
Sahodaran, an organisation working for the rights of men seeking men

“Homosexuality is neither a choice nor illness” [Chennai] June 21, 2009

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Date:22/06/2009 URL: http://www.thehindu.com/2009/06/22/stories/2009062251070200.htm



“Homosexuality is neither a choice nor illness”

Gays to go on a rally on June 28 [Chennai] June 21, 2009

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Gays to go on a rally on June 28

Ranjitha Gunasekaran

New Indian Express First Published : 19 Jun 2009
03:27:00 AM IST

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Pride and Prejudice [Chennai] June 20, 2009

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Pride and prejudice
Chennai’s first gay pride parade will be held on June 28
Divya Kumar
Date:20/06/2009
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City prepares for gay pride march [Chennai] June 20, 2009

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City prepares for gay pride march
Times of India
11 Jun 2009, 0340 hrs IST, Priya M Menon, TNN
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CHENNAI: They’re a section that’s often invisible in a society that still disapproves of alternative sexual choices and even criminalises homosexuality. But, for the first time, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the city are making their voice heard by celebrating LGBT Pride Month, with a host of events and possibly even a Pride March on June 28.

“We are still working out the logistics of the march in Chennai and will be applying to the police for permission in the next few days,” says Aniruddhan Vasudevan of Shakti Center, a collective that aims to create public dialogue on gender and sexuality in Chennai.

Shiva Kumar of Sangama, a Bangalore-based sexuality minorities rights organisation, who is in charge of organising the march, is optimistic about getting police permission. “Many progressive policies have been instituted by the present government for the welfare of transgenders and we hope they will support our efforts,” he says. Though people like to believe that Chennai is a conservative city, he pointed out that the TN government’s policies had been favourable to transgenders and sexual minorities.