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Monday, June 27, 2011

Important Announcement for the post of next Director of Chennai Dost

Dear friends

After plenty of thought and discussion with my friends, advisors and
supporters. i have decided to step down from the post of Director of
Chennai Dost in few days. since from its foundation there has been
huge change and evolution in our group and ideologies. But our focus
on our vision will remain the same "we continue to support and help
gay and bisexual men in chennai, create them the social space, help
them to identify their sexuality and sort out their issues and
crisis.". The next Director of Chennai Dost will be elected in the
next council meeting commencing on saturday. I will continue to work
for CD as a member and support the new Director.

When i started CD it was just a 5 member group two years before, but
now we have reached more than 1000 members and a seperate 15 member
council and 6 member coregroup to run the operations. Then CD had a
presence only as a blog, but now we have our presence in facebook,
googlegroup, planetromeo, twitter, orkut, several media and an office.
The documentation work for registering CD as a community based
organisation is already in progress and it will complete within few
months. So far we have been a self funding group and hopefully we will
be able to raise funds to operate more effectively in the future.

Some of my other achievements during my tenure are organising several
events including movie screening and parties which provided social
space for GB community, launching Chennai's first ever Gay lifestyle
magazine and being a part of organising committee in the third Chennai
rainbow pride. Apart from this we have done campaigns for open minds
against homophobia, gay extortion and TV9 news against gay lifestyle.

I thank all our allies, members and supporters for the encouragement
and help all these days to me. I hope you will continue to support and
help the new team and Director to run the organisation more

*Vikranth Prasanna*
Founder & Director - *Chennai Dost Group

Friday, June 10, 2011

ChennaiDost Director Vikranth about his Coming out - Interview in Gaysi, an online magazine

Friday, June 3, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011



As the summer sets and monsoon arrives the glorious rainbow flag will march once again in Chennai Rainbow Pride 2011 at marina beach on 26th june.

Eventhough Delhi high court decriminalized homosexuality in 2009, many among us are still having sex with their desired men in the dark or fearing to express their love to their loved ones.

To all those romeos in this planet here is my sincere request .There are people out there who are fighting for our freedom,a struggle against the society. Let us support them as an insider or an outcast. But lets show our strength to the people who wanted us to be depressed and live in dark forever. If we have the right to choose our government, why cannot we choose our love.

This pride is not a political movement neither it has a huge social agenda.It is a celebration of our sexuality. A pride movement that may lead a new begining into our lives.It is a movement that is going to unite us all, meet our friends and be joyful.

If we are scared of being noticed or any media .We can wear a mask as we have the choice to choose our sexuality and claim 'UNMASK ME'.

If not wanting to reveal our sexuality we can still be a bystander and support our freedom fighters.

On june 26th, at marina beach I am going to be there along with hundreds of my friends.

I hope you will join me too........

As Harvey Milk said,"We started of doing small things and then it became a Queer movement. The only thing they have to look forward to is hope. And you have to give them hope. Hope for a better world, hope for a better tomorrow, hope for a better place to come to if the pressures at home are too great. Hope that all will be all right.

P.S: Dear freinds, for the details about the pride and its events visit the given link or call 95516 30213

with love
Vikranth Prasanna
Founder & Director - Chennai Dost Group