Saturday, April 13, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
Greetings from Chennai Dost Chennai Dost is a community based group for Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals (LGB) in South India. Our main objective is to create a safe, non-sexual, all inclusive, healthy social space and to provide a platform to dialogue about sexual identities, gender, lifestyles and rights.
As a community initiative, Chennai Dost is planning an LGBT Film Festival and invites submissions to screen LGBT themed short-films, documentaries and feature-length films at this year’s Chennai Rainbow Film Festival, 2013. Your entries will be reviewed by a panel and you will be notified about your selection accordingly. On the final day of the Film Festival, the panel would announce the winners under each category, respectively and the winners would be awarded a memento and a cash prize.
Please ensure that your submissions focus on LGBT lifestyle, challenges, issues, triumphs etc. It is important that you own proprietorship and relevant copyrights over your production. If you are a distributor, then you must possess the copyright over the distribution of such productions.
Please fill up the below online form to submit your entries. http://chennaidost.com/chennai-rainbow-film-festival/ For further details and assistance, please contact us on +91 – 9551630213 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
We are glad to inform you all that Chennai Dost has launched a new website with features like News, Photo & Video gallery, Events, Online Magazine etc...We request all our regular readers to visit our website for any new postings and other information. You can visit us at www.chennaidost.com
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Chennai Dost invites you for the movie screening
Date: 30th sep 2012, Sunday
Time: 5pm - 7pm
Venue: CD Office, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai.
SCREENING OF "365 without 377"
(movie is followed by a discussion on sec 377)
Directed by Adele Tulli
Section 377 is a British colonial law from the Indian penal code that criminalizes same sex relations between consenting adults. When Delhi High court struck it down, the LGBTIQ community of India decided to celebrate this in a grand manner with colorful parades, songs and dances.
Adele tulli has not only captured the magnificient scenes of pride celebration, she has also interpreted the personal stories of the struggles of the three protagonists, Beena, Pallav and Abheena and how their lives have changed through entering the queer community as well as through the judgment. These characters , Beena, Pallav, Abheena travel through the city of Bombay heading to the celebrations for the first anniversary of the historic verdict.
“365 without 377” is the story of their journey towards freedom. The film truly makes you understand why it is so important to come out and be proud.
P.S: THE MOVIE SCREENING IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL!!!
For directions call:- +91 9551630213
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Are you feeling lonely and left out?
Do you fear about being discovered?
Do you have doubts and concerns about your feelings and emotions?
Talk to our peer counselor.
WE ARE HERE FOR YOU.
Chennai Dost offers FREE Peer Counseling Service for Gay, Bisexual men and women. This service can also be availed by gender queer individuals or individuals whose genders are in questioning. The LGBT Peer Counseling at Chennai Dost offers confidential one-on-one counseling and a safe space to discuss LGBT issues. Dealing with isolation and a lack of social support makes it difficult for some LGBT individuals to get the help and support they need when dealing with issues such as coming out, discrimination, marriage stress, confusion on sexuality or crisis over relationship. LGBT Peer Counseling cuts through this isolation and provides an outlet for LGBT individuals to feel comfortable about discussing their concerns.
The peer counseling service can be availed only on weekends from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM on appointment basis.
Please call in advance to book an appointment. @ 8056116158 or email us to email@example.com
Monday, September 3, 2012
Chennai Dost's Youth Wing - Chemistry Club invites you for the movie screening
Date: 9th sep 2012, Sunday
Time: 5pm - 7pm
Venue: CD Office, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai.
The Movie that will be Screened is "THE CURIOSITY OF CHANCE"
Directed by - Russell P. Marleau
Produced by - Lisa Schahet , Michael Gleissner
Written by - Russell P. Marleau
Starring - Tad Hilgenbrinck ,Brett Chukerman
Writer/Director Russell P. Marleau gives the John Hughes-styled high school comedy a queer twist in this touching coming-of-age tale. It's the 1980's, when new wave angst and gender-bending fashion were all the rage. The new kid at school Chance Marquis (Tad Hilgenbrinck of American Pie Presents: Band Camp), however is out, his being gay, somewhat awkward teenager makes him the target of the school bully. To deal with this dilemma, Chance turns to the opposite end of the high school spectrum for help. On one end is the flamboyant drag queen and at the other, the varsity jock, Levi Sparks (Brett Chukerman of Eating Out 2) on whom Chance has a bit of a crush. Chockfull of the comic conventions of the high school genre - the idiot faculty, the good-hearted but delusional parents, the fairy tale reversal of popularity - The Curiosity of Chance is a frothy bit of nostalgic filmmaking. But like with the best of John Hughes, knowing the genre doesn't mean its story won't also touch your heart.
(P.S: The invitation is open and free to all, there is no age bar)
For Directions Call: +91 9551630213