Glimpses of Pride March from India

Two Indian cities held gay pride marched recently- Bengaluru on Nov 29th and Delhi on Dec 2nd. Both these cities have been holding pride marches since 2008. With a right wing government ruling India currently, and the shrinking space for free expression, pride march in both these cities extended support for other minorities and causes as well, demanding a society where everyone is able to freely express themselves. Homosexual acts remain criminalised in India under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code.

Bengaluru Pride

A participant has his body painted

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A transgender person takes part in the pride marchBangalore Pride 2015 036

Another person dresses up in a traditional attireBangalore Pride 2015 053

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Delhi Pride


Foreigners take part in Delhi Pridedelhi_pride_firangs

A poster demanding removal of Section 377no_377_poster

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Another poster points out that Sec 377 is a British Legacybeefy_poster

A participant in a feather dressrainbow_feathers_delhi