Colombo PRIDE 2022

Resilient and unsilenced.
This month, Lite87 stands in solidarity with Sri Lanka’s LGBTIQ community, partnering with EQUAL GROUND for Colombo PRIDE 2022.
From June 18th to the 26th, join us in advocating and celebrating equality for all through numerous events.

Including the Rainbow Bus Ride, the Abhimani Queer Film Festival, the Rainbow Kite Festival, and the Rainbow Music and Dance Festival.
For more info, visit the Colombo PRIDE Facebook page.

This month, EQUAL GROUND returns with Colombo PRIDE 2022 to encourage and inspire the LGBTIQ community to come out and be proud.
EQUAL GROUND will be hosting numerous events to celebrate diverse identities and voices. These events are also an opportunity to educate the public to better understand and accept Sri Lanka’s LGBTIQ community. For more info, visit



  • POSTPONED: Rainbow Bus Ride –18th June (starting in front of the Queen Victoria Statue – Greenpath, Colombo 07, 4pm – 6pm)
  • Abhimani Queer Film Festival – 19th to the 21st June (Jetwing Colombo 7, 5.30 to 9 PM)
  • Rainbow Music and Dance Festival – 23rd June (Namel Malini Punchi theatre – Borella, 5.30 to 9 PM)
  • Short Film Competition – June 2022 (virtual)
  • Original Song Composition Competition – June 2022 (virtual)
  • Cartoon/Comic Strip Competition – June 2022 (virtual)
  • Rainbow Kite Festival – 26th June (Sugar Beach Mount Lavinia from 4 to 8 PM)


EQUAL GROUND is a nonprofit organization seeking economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Questioning/Queer (LGBTIQ) community of Sri Lanka.
They are committed to creating a safe space for all LGBTIQ individuals and 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

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