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Pictures: India’s first Pride march since gay sex was decriminalised

November 26, 2018 9:59 AM
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Pictures: India’s first Pride march since gay sex was decriminalised

India has held its first Pride parade since the Supreme Court decriminalised gay sex in September—and it looked amazing.

A record number of attendees marched through the streets of Delhi on Sunday (November 25), according to SBS, with signs reading “Love Wins” and “Adios 377” to celebrate the striking down of Section 377, a 157-year-old colonial-era law which had been widely used to clamp down on the country’s LGBT+ community.

Participants in the country’s capital territory chanted “We got our freedom!” as they rejoiced over September’s ruling, which saw Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra, state that “any consensual sexual relationship between two consenting adults—homosexuals, heterosexuals or lesbians—cannot be said to be unconstitutional.”

Deepti, who was one of the organisers of the historic Delhi Queer Pride 2018, said: “It’s the first time we are not marching as criminals.

Another participant, Deepanshu Goswami, said: “This parade is about happiness, happiness and happiness.”

Goswami warned that it would be a long road to get to full equality for the LGBT+ community in India, saying: “It will take one more generation for social acceptance but the fear factor is gone.

Source: pinknews.co.uk

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