featured US Consulate in Chennai Hoists Rainbow Flag to Commemorate Pride Month Jun 3, 2021 Jun 3, 2021 0 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save CHENNAI — The US Consulate General in Chennai June 3 hoisted the rainbow flag over the consulate building to commemorate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month.The consulate will also virtually screen a documentary film — ‘Share' — for the students, emerging filmmakers, activists, and others interested in LGBTQ issues on June 30.US Consul General Judith Ravin said that the rainbow flag, which will remain on display through the month of June, highlights the commitment of the US to the human rights of LGBTQ people and communities.The documentary film ‘Share' follows a young Asian-American Instagram influencer as he struggles to reveal his gay identity to his traditional family. The film will be virtually screened with the support of American Film Showcase, a statement from the US Consulate said.The screening on June 30 will be followed by a panel discussion with ‘Share' filmmakers Barna Szasz and Ellie Wen and actor Tim Chau.The American centre will also curate a suggested reading list on Pride-related themes. A virtual panel will be hoisted on the theme ‘Recognizing Pride in American Literature.’People interested in either of the programs may send an email to ChennaiAmCenter@state.gov.The Pride Month is celebrated in June in the US to honor the Stonewall Uprising in New York City that took place in June 1969. This event was a game-changer for the modern-day Gay Liberation Movement in the US, paving the way for future activism and legislation. Tags Us Consulate Chennai Pride Month Lgbtq Rights Us Consul General Judith Ravin Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save × Post a comment as Emoticons [smile] [beam] [wink] [sad] [cool] [innocent] [rolleyes] [whistling] [lol] [huh] [tongue] [love] [sleeping] [yawn] [unsure] [angry] [blink] [crying] [ohmy] [scared] [sleep] [sneaky] [tongue_smile] [thumbdown] [thumbup] [censored] [happybirthday] [ban] [spam] [offtopic] [batman] [ninja] [pirate] [alien] Comment Text Cancel Post comment × Your comment has been submitted. × Report Cancel Report Abuse ×Reported ×There was a problem reporting this. × Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Watch this discussion Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Cancel Start watching Stop watching (0) comments Welcome to the discussion. Log In Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Post a comment Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Latest e-Edition Page A01 To view our latest e-Edition click the image on the left.