Chennai Pride March – Photo Essay

Written by July 10, 2014 5:22 am 7 comments

(This Photo Essay was put together by Soorya Sriram, a member of Chennai Freethinkers)
On 29th June 2014, Chennai saw a group of loving, caring and awesome people come together and march for Chennai Pride 2014 .

Ooh colors!

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And then it started raining. Run Vikram runnn!!

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Phew. That was a good shower. Cooled down the temperatures and has symbolically kicked off the Rainbow pride march. Good job nature.

Come together y’all! Lets take some pictures now.

That bird looks a bit fishy. I know! Take a pic with it!

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No questions there!

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Now where is the Nirmukta gang! Oh here they are.

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Hey Ramki!

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Lets start marching already! Its getting late now.

Unfurl the colors!

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Now start walking!

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Whee!

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Lol! Look there. Bigots!

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We shall overcome!

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Le Colours!

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377! Down Down!

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PETA? Join in…

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Captions Everywhere!

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Holy crap! Yes. So even this essay online is against the order of nature!

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Keep walking now!

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These kids are loud. Allow me to march in peace!

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Phew. We are tired from all the marching. Bring out the refreshments!

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That’s one Happy Ramki.

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I can point fingers too!

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And with that we wrapped up the march. A joyful event with crucial importance, the annual Pride march at Chennai came to an end.

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Photo credits:
Abhi Kalyan
L Ramakrishnan
Sathya Murthy
Shankar Ganesh
Shashi Kumar Vanniyar
Sridevi Sharma

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7 Comments

  • Sanjay Kumar

    Good one Soorya…wish i was there with you all…

  • Bravo! What a colorful group!

  • Captain Mandrake

    Good one. How does the local language newspapers (Tamil) cover these events?

      • This needs to be changed. The bulk of Indian voters read/understand only their mother tongues—whose newspapers serve obscurantist/regressive interests. I am at a loss on how to do it, however, as the high circulation vernacular papers tend from conservative to highly regressive stances. Any ideas?

      • Captain Mandrake

        The local language newspapers surely must have covered the supreme court’s overturning of the lower courts decision on 377. What kind of opinions were expressed in op-ed pages of these local language newspapers on that topic.

  • I wish to applaud all those who participated in this event including the Chennai Freethinkers group.The need of the hour is to hold many more such events such that society is sensitized to the needs of marginalized groups such as gays &women.
    However I was a wee bit discomfited when I saw a placard which promoting gay rights, women rights and animal rights in the same space.All three represent groups in need of far more representation but it would have been more sensitive to treat them as discrete groups rather than represent them in a combines way.

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