Felix Gaedtke

Mumbai’s gay pride parade

Source: Al Jazeera

 

Thousands turned out on the streets of India’s financial capital Mumbai for the Gay Pride Parade over the weekend. Though it was the city’s seventh such parade, the march on Saturday was the first since the country’s apex Supreme Court reinstated a colonial-era law that criminalised gay sex.

India’s LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community has been up in arms since the ruling, and the Mumbai parade gave it yet another opportunity to voice its demand for an end to discrimination. Buoyed by the large turnout, one activist remarked: “Mumbai has woken up to the fact that the city has LGBT citizens”. As the participants marched from the city’s August Kranti Maidan to Girgaum Chowpatty, chants and colour were both in abundance.

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