#GoodNews: India’s First LGBT Theatre Group Launched in Kerala

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03/18/2019

At the back of the temporary stage built on Queer Pride day, Prijith stands looking tense. He looks preoccupied even as he describes to journalists the new programmes they are about to announce after the march ends at Manaveeyam Veedi in Thiruvananthapuram. There would be the launch of an LGBT theatre group, Q Rang, the first in the country, he says. And a self-help group called Jwala for the transgender community, Prijith says, looking distracted. The founder of Queerythm, a welfare organisation working for the rights of sexual and gender minorities, Prijith relaxes only when his colleague and member of Social Justice’s transgender cell Syama Prabha comes to tell him that it’s okay, the Museum police would not interfere in the evening programmes.

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