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Queerythm[edit]

About

Queerythm is a Thiruvananthapuram based LGBTIQ community, in the state of Kerala. Founded in 2017, the organization focuses upon empowering Queer rights and lifestyles and developmental prospects of the LGBTIQ community for a better living.[1] Ever since its inception, Queerythm has launched various events, programmes and initiatives to support the queer community across the state and extended support across India. One of the most prominent service is its 24 x 7 queer helpline, that assists queer people in terms of counselling, crisis management and emergency help.[2]

Foundation and Establishment[edit]

Queerythm was founded in 2017 under the leadership of Prijith PK,[3] with the motto of bringing LGBTIQ issues into limelight and to help the community in times of need. When the vision expanded, the organization realized the need of queer visibility to create space for the community in terms of opportunity for talents, queer business aspirations and employment possibilities. Hence launching into a series of activities, Queerythm started creating platforms for LGBTIQ individuals through its event series and activities.[4]

Leadership & Members[edit]

The organization is nurtured under the leadership of its core team and carries its execution of activities through its 50+ members.

The Core Team consists of the following members:

Prijith PK- Founder & President

Bharathan Iyer- Vice President

Syama S Prabha- Secretary

Akhil KK- Treasurer

Activities & Initiatives[edit]

Queer Pride Walk[edit]

Queerythm organizes Queer Pride Walk every year in the city of Thiruvananthapuram. [5][6][7] Hundreds of queer members across the state and country flock to the city to take part in this grand parade and express themselves freely. The event is usually accompanied by a stage show that consists of dance, theater arts performance, music and DJ.

24 x 7 Helpline[edit]

Queerythm dedicated the first ever 24 x 7 LGBTIQ helpline to the community for helping the queer individuals in their times of necessity.[8] The services includes counselling through trained personnel, crisis management, support initiatives in Thiruvananthapuram and Kerala and availing possible support through local LGBTIQ connect programme.

Rang- Queer YouTube Channel[edit]

An exclusive YouTube channel for the queer community in Kerala called Rang was launched by Queerythm for bringing LGBTIQ news, activities and talents to limelight.[9] The channel hosts various interview sessions with queer celebrities, performances by queer talents and other initiatives by Queerythm.

QRang- LGBTIQ Theatre Group[edit]

Queerythm launched India's first ever LGBTIQ Theatre Group called QRang, exploring its wings in the performing arts segment.[10] The group explores the journey of queer lives and exposes the issues and problems faced by them in the society.

IDAHOT and Anniversary Celebrations[edit]

Along with its anniversary celebrations, Queerythm is the proud host for IDAHOT (International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia) in Kerala, India.[11] Every year, the event comprises an expert panel discussion, movie screening, DJ and talent show.

Queerythm LGBTIQ Community[edit]

  1. ^ "Queerythm strumming the right tune". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2019-06-20.
  2. ^ Sudhish, Navamy (2018-01-19). "A helpline for LGBT community". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2019-06-20.
  3. ^ V.n, Aswin (2017-07-21). "A matter of pride". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2019-06-20.
  4. ^ "Trivandrum: Queerythm celebrates first anniversary". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2019-06-20.
  5. ^ Reporter, Staff (2019-03-18). "Queerythm Pride Walk held in city". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2019-06-20.
  6. ^ "First Queerythm pride walk held in Thiruvananthapuram after Supreme Court's verdict". Asianet News Network Pvt Ltd. Retrieved 2019-06-20.
  7. ^ Mar 18, Arya UR | TNN | Updated:; 2019; Ist, 18:08. "Queerythm pride walk: LGBTQ parade turns pride for parents too | Kochi News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2019-06-20.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  8. ^ Sudhish, Navamy (2018-01-19). "A helpline for LGBT community". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2019-06-20.
  9. ^ Reporter, Staff (2018-02-14). "LGBTIQ community in Kerala gets YouTube channel". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2019-06-20.
  10. ^ "India's first LGBTQ theatre group Q Rang launched at Kerala Queer Pride March". Firstpost. Retrieved 2019-06-20.
  11. ^ "Trivandrum: Queerythm celebrates first anniversary". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2019-06-20.