In Pics: Chennai’s Rainbow Pride – Riot of Colour & Political Zeal
The Chennai Rainbow Pride March marks its eleventh outing this year.
The Chennai Rainbow Pride March marks its eleventh outing this year.(Photo: Vikram Venkateswaran/The Quint)

In Pics: Chennai’s Rainbow Pride – Riot of Colour & Political Zeal

The Chennai Rainbow Pride March marks its eleventh outing on Sunday, 30 June. Held under the banner of the Tamil Nadu Rainbow Coalition, which is a group of individuals and organisations who work for and support the LGBTQIA community, the march grows bigger each year.

Last year saw over 500 participants. This year, the number is set to rise despite the threat of rain and the oppressive humidity.

Typically, the march begins near Rajarathinam stadium in Egmore, and ends near the LG road junction. Here are some moments from the event.

The Pride flag flies high, spreading love and hues.
The Pride flag flies high, spreading love and hues.
(Photo: Vikram Venkateswaran/The Quint)
Of all things adorable – Love, consent and FRIES.
Of all things adorable – Love, consent and FRIES.
(Photo: Vikram Venkateswaran/The Quint)
Beyond the social constructs, love always wins!
Beyond the social constructs, love always wins!
(Photo: Vikram Venkateswaran/The Quint)
Of dance and love!
Of dance and love!
(Photo: Vikram Venkateswaran/The Quint)
Shine in love!
Shine in love!
(Photo: Vikram Venkateswaran/The Quint)
Unmask the pride!
Unmask the pride!
(Photo: Vikram Venkateswaran/The Quint)
Hold the pride closer to heart!
Hold the pride closer to heart!
(Photo: Vikram Venkateswaran/The Quint)
Hundreds flock to the Chennai Pride march.
Hundreds flock to the Chennai Pride march.
(Photo: Vikram Venkateswaran/The Quint)
Beyond barriers.
Beyond barriers.
(Photo: Vikram Venkateswaran/The Quint)
Love empowers!
Love empowers!
(Photo: Vikram Venkateswaran/The Quint)
Celebration of pride and love.
Celebration of pride and love.
(Photo: Vikram Venkateswaran/The Quint)

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