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EQUAL GROUND brings the 18th edition of Colombo PRIDE on the theme ‘Resilient and Unsilenced’

2022 Jun 17

EQUAL GROUND will hold the 18th edition of Colombo PRIDE from 18th June 2022 to the 26th June 2022, centred on the theme ‘Resilient and Unsilenced’.

Colombo PRIDE will kick off with the Rainbow Bus Ride on Saturday (18th), followed by the Abhimani Queer Film Festival (19th – 21st), the Rainbow Music and Dance Festival (23rd) and the Rainbow Kite Festival (26th).

As part of the celebrations, EQUAL GROUND is also hosting three virtual competitions over the month of June: the Short Film Competition, the Original Song Composition Competition, and the Cartoon/Comic Strip Competition.

First held in 2005, Colombo PRIDE has always been about encouraging and inspiring the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTIQ) community to come out and be proud, while celebrating diverse identities and voices.

Each year a diverse range of events are held to encourage the LGBTIQ community to come out and be proud. It is also an educational and sensitising exercise where the message of diversity is addressed in a holistic way paving for better understanding and acceptance of the Queer community by the larger Sri Lankan citizenship.

Over the years, PRIDE has grown from strength to strength, despite the numerous challenges. As always, celebrating the diversity, the creativity, and the talents of the LGBTIQ community is at the forefront of PRIDE celebrations.

As always, EQUAL GROUND has partnered with many organisations and corporates, as well as our allies, to bring forward a vibrant PRIDE celebration to Sri Lanka.


Rainbow Bus Ride – 18th June 2022 (To be confirmed)

Abhimani Queer Film Festival – 19th – 21st June 2022

Rainbow Music and Dance Festival – 23rd June 2022

Rainbow Kite Festival – 26th June 2022

Short Film Competition (virtual) – June 2022

Original Song Composition Competition – June 2022 (virtual)

Cartoon/Comic Strip Competition – June 2022 (virtual)

To register for Colombo PRIDE events and for more information, visit the Colombo PRIDE Facebook page or email us on

EQUAL GROUND is a nonprofit organisation seeking economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Questioning/Queer (LGBTIQ) community of Sri Lanka. It is committed to creating a safe space for all LGBTIQ individuals and to providing opportunities for self-help including mental well-being, economic, social and political empowerment, access to health, education, housing and legal protection for the LGBTIQ community. Founded in 2004 EQUAL GROUND is also the oldest organisation of this nature functioning in the country.

Contact:  /+94-11-4334279