Colombo PRIDE 2016

Come Join us for this year’s scintillating program!

Please call us at 0115679766 if you want to reserve a seat on the bus ride and also for more information! We will make history on the 12th – be there!

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JVP’s Nalinda Jayathissa MP makes homophobic statements

JVP parliamentarian Nalinda Jayathissa MP has, in an interview stated: “I am totally against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual [sic] (LGBT) rights. This is not the need of the human being. We need a future generation. Scientific experiments reveal that this kind of emotions come out due to stress. When people go through stressful periods or are in such environments, unnatural feelings come out. For example, we do not see this behaviour when they are living in the wild. However, if they are caged, we would see this behaviour. I believe in marriage between man and woman. Same sex marriage is unnatural. It is against the evolution of the human being”. (full article can be viewed via the Colombo Telegraph)

Is this really the stance of the Janatha Vimukthi Permuna a leftist party fighting for equality for all citizens of Sri Lanka? EQUAL GROUND strongly condemns the statements made by Nalinda Jayathissa MP and has written to the JVP to explain their stance on these unacceptable comments and the rights of the LGBTIQ community of Sri Lanka to live as equal citizens of this country.

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The Colombo PRIDE 2015 line up!

EQUAL GROUND & Colombo PRIDE 2015 proudly presents the line up for this year’s 11th Colombo PRIDE festival!

Join us for films, kites, parties and more!

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EQUAL GROUND and Colombo PRIDE 2015 are proud to present the line up of screenings for this year’s edition of CELLULOID RAINBOWS – the Annual LGBTIQ Film Festival – the only one of its kind in Sri Lanka!


Sunday 19th July 2015
6:00pm Welcome
6:15pm Launch of Music Video “Nothing But Pride” by EQUAL GROUND (Sri Lanka/2015/4’)

6:20pm Launch of CELLULOID RAINBOWS LGBTIQ FILM FESTIVAL “Out in the line up” by Ian W. Thompson (Australia/2014/69’)
7:30pm-9:00pm Reception

Monday 20th July 2015
6:00pm “Evening in Gay Maharshtra” by Natasha Mendonca ( India/2013/5’)
6:06pm “Electric Indigo” by Jean-Julien Collette (Belgium/2013/24’)
6:30-6:35pm Break
6:35pm “She’s a boy I knew” by Gwen Haworth (Canada/2007/70’)
7:15-7:30pm Break
7:30pm Short Films from Berlin International Film Festival

Tuesday 21st July 2015
6:00pm Private screening – All our welcome!
7:30pm “Effort for Love” by Ani Ema Susanti (Indonesia/2008/27’)
8:00pm-8:15pm Break
8:15pm Private Screening – all welcome

Wednesday 22nd July 2015
6:00pm “Kalo Andhar Ghare Baire” by Bipuljit Basu (India/2014/ 5’)
6:05pm “Will this change?” by Anurupa Prakash, Lok Prakash (Bangladesh/2014/24’)
6:29-6:40pm Break
6:40p “Kill your Darlings” by John Krokidas (USA/2013/104’)

Thursday 23rd July 2015
6:00pm “The Man who drove with Mandela” by Greta Schiller (USA/1999/82’)
7:22-7:30pm Break
7:30pm “Brother Outsider” by Nancy Kates/Bennett Sing (USA/2003/84’)

Friday 24th July 2015
6:00pm “Appaal” by Mathavan Maheswaran (Sri Lanka/2014/3’)
6:05pm “I am what I am” by EQUAL GROUND (Sri Lanka/2015/40’)
6:45 – 7:00pm Break
7:00-8:30pm “Frangipani” by Visakesa Chandrasekaram (Sri Lanka/2014/90’)
8:30-8:40pm Break
8:40p Private screening



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