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Orinam (ஓரினம்) is a Tamil word that means ‘One kind’ or ‘One community’. Orinam was founded in 2003, is an all-volunteer unregistered collective of LGBTI people and allies based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It functions as a support, cultural and activist space. On-the-ground activities including meet-ups, peer counseling and referrals, film festivals and literary events, sensitization workshops, and advocacy and networking with other LGBTI and other progressive groups and movements in the city, state, and country.

Orinam.net LogoAs queer individuals, we face a number of situations /problems, life can seem quite lonely and scary. People often have no one to share their issues with, seek solace or get any sense of direction. This tends to be the case with many individuals in the LGBTQIA+ community.

How can we support one another through these situations?

In an attempt to address these issues and provide members of the LGBTQIA+ a safe space where they could share and seek support to deal with issues that may arise due to their gender identity, sexual orientation and/or other intersecting factors, Orinam is organizing their third peer-facilitated support group meeting on Sunday, December 17, 2017, from 3:30PM to 6:30 PM. If the meeting serves its purpose, there will be more, with facilitation on a rotational basis.

Venue: Please inbox or email here or WhatsApp 9841557983, latest by December 16, to indicate your interest and find out the venue. Please note the participation is restricted to a maximum of 20 individuals.

Hope you guys reading this have a lovely time at the meeting. Do share your thoughts in the comment section below.