Kolkata Pride Feedback Meeting

We were proud to learn that this year we’ve had the largest ever Pride at KRPW 2017! We also had the highest number of volunteers at this year’s Pride. 

The Kolkata Rainbow Pride Walk is a community event. As such, it is always our constant endeavour to make this event better and more inclusive as we continue and learn from our trials and errors. To make this process effective we seek feedback from the community at large.

👉🏼 You are invited to the Kolkata Pride Feedback Meeting on 13th of January 2018, Saturday, 5 PM at Nandan grounds.

Everyone’s active participation and opinions/feedback regarding this year’s Pride event and what can be done to improve it further is important and sought for. 

We value each and every feedback, those who cannot attend the meeting can email their’s at mail.krpf@gmail.com or contact@kolkatapride.org

Wish you all a Happy New Year!

Thank you.


এই বছরের কলকাতা রেইনবো প্রাইড ওয়াক ২০১৭ সব থেকে বড় ছিল, এই জেনে আমরা গর্বিত। এই বছরের কোলকাতা রেইনবো প্রাইড ওয়াকে অন্যান্য বছরের তুলনায় সবথেকে বেশী সংখ্যক ভলান্টিয়াররা অংশ নিয়েছিলেন!

কোলকাতা রেনবো প্রাইড ওয়াক প্রতি বছর হয় এই কমিউনিটির উদ্যোগে। আমাদের সকলের প্রতিবার উদ্দেশ্য থাকে যে কিভাবে এই ইভেন্টকে আরও ভালো, আরও ইনক্লুসিভ করে তোলা যায়, কিভাবে নিজেদের ভুল-ভ্রান্তি থেকে শিক্ষা নিয়ে আমরা আরও উন্নত করতে পারি আমাদের কমিউনিটির সবথেকে বড় ইভেন্ট কে। এবং তার জন্য কমিউনিটির থেকে ফীডব্যাক খুবই প্রয়োজন।

👉🏼 সেকারনে আগামী ১৩ই জানুয়ারী, শনিবার, বিকেল ৫ টায় নন্দনে কলকাতা প্রাইড ফীডব্যাক মিটিং ডাকা হচ্ছে। 

প্রত্যেকের উপস্থিতি কাম্য, এই বছরের প্রাইড সম্বন্ধীয় ফীডব্যাক এবং কি করলে প্রাইডকে আরও ভালো এবং ইনক্লুসিভ করে তোলা যায় সে বিষয়ে তাঁদের মতামত/ফীডব্যাক খুবই গুরুত্বপূর্ন এবং কাম্য। যারা এসে উঠতে পারবেন না, তাঁরা তাঁদের মতামত mail.krpf@gmail.com এবং/অথবা contact@kolkatapride.org এ মেইল করে জানাতে পারেন।

প্রত্যেককে জানাই শুভ নববর্ষ!



🌐 Link to Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1923102364616818/


Update: The meeting has successfully concluded! MOM of the meeting can be found here (PDF).

16th Kolkata Rainbow Pride Walk 2017

We are proud to announce the 16th Kolkata Rainbow Pride Walk 2017!

On 10th December 2017 that is Sunday at 1 PM* sharp, we will begin our march from Deshapriya Park, be there all of you in your beautiful costumes/dresses/outfits or just plain Pride!

☛ As a part of the Transgender Day of Rage which is being held across India and elsewhere, on December 10, 2017, Kolkata will be holding the protest against the proposed Transgender Persons Bill, 2016. The protest will begin at 1 pm on December 10, 2017 at Deshapriya Park. It will end at 2:15 pm. Kolkata Rainbow Pride Walk, 2017 is scheduled to start at Deshapriya Park at 2:30 pm. So the Transgender Day of Rage in Kolkata will be followed by Kolkata Rainbow Pride Walk.

📍 The route of the journey: Deshapriya Park to Park Circus Maidan 

📍 Google Maps route direction: https://goo.gl/kHnS4g

ℹ️ If you need any assistance, please email us at: contact@kolkatapride.org or leave a comment on this event page.

The print version of the Common Literature can be found here in both Bangla and English: https://goo.gl/sjzyQe

Happy Pride!

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/377174136054357/

🌐 KRPW 2017 on the Press 🌐


The Conclusion: Thank you all for the OVERWHELMING support that you showed! We had the highest number of turn out this year at 16th Kolkata Rainbow Pride Walk 2017 than ever before as recalled by our regular attendees and organisers; some even said that this was the best ever! In music, dance, slogans and Pride we made this evening a memorable one of 2017. With that said wish you all a happy new year 2018 in advance and always be Proud of yourself! 💜 🌈


📷 Photos of KRPW 2017! 📷

(🔽scroll down to see photos and videos of KRPW 2017 along with our Flickr link for more albums 🔽)



📽 Videos of KRPW 2017 📽







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#KRPW2017  🏳 🌈

*time of the event has been expedited to 1 PM from 2 PM previously.

Kolkata Rainbow Pride Walk 2016 pictures

Finally, the wait is over… we have pictures to boast.

Keep scrolling!

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…and a bonus video!

…and one more 😀

…yet another <3

The above pictures and video are the works of the following photographers: Niladri R. Chatterjee, Nilanjan Majumder, Kausik Gupta, Aditya Bandhyapadhya, Dipankar Chanda, Reekdeb Mal; they reserve the rights of their work and these may not be reproduced or republished without their permission. 

Kolkata Rainbow Pride 2016 on the press

fb_img_1481719295758Kolkata Rainbow Pride Walk 2016 took place on 11th December 2016 Sunday, lots of people turned up to make it a grand success, colours, cheers, slogans, performances, clicks-upon-clicks, costumes made it a carnival, probably the best this city sees annually, albeit with an important underlying spirit of liberation and hope.

Below are the links to its coverage on the media:

Apart from the above web links, KRPW 2016 was also covered in print media by newspapers such as Times of India, Ei Samay etc.

Also, you can hear Sandip Roy, the renowned author and journalist to describe the rally on KALW, the public radio station based in San Francisco, California:

This page will be occasionally updated as new links are published.