Delhi gay pride parade: Rainbow flags and chants win capital city roads

Published: 12th November 2017 06:12 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th November 2017 09:06 PM  

Delhi Gay Pride March is a yearly festival to honour and celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer rights. The tenth edition of the annual event saw people in colourful attires, waving flags, banners and balloons celebrate their identity in a country that still outlaws homosexuality. (EPS Shekhar Yadav)
“We march against the oppressive attacks and varied forms of discrimination visited upon hijras, kothis, transwomen, transmen, lesbian, gay, intersex and sexually nonconforming, bisexual, multisexual, pansexual, asexual people and our allies in public and private spaces,” the organisers had announced earlier.(EPS | Shekhar Yadav)
LGBTQI members, activists and allies march during gay pride parade in New Delhi on Sunday. (EPS | Shekhar Yadav)
Gay sex is punishable under Section 377 of the Indian Constitution, that could land a person in prison for up to 10 years. (EPS | Shekhar Yadav)
IN PIC : Gay rights activists and their supporters march during gay pride parade in New Delhi on Sunday. (EPS | Shekhar Yadav)
Pride marches are conducted in defiance, a public celebration and exhibition of identity politics. (EPS | Shekhar Yadav)
The Delhi high court in 2009 had declared the law labelling same-sex illegal unconstitutional. But that was overturned later by the Supreme Court saying it should be a decision of the parliament, not judiciary. (EPS | Shekhar Yadav)
Hate crime legislation that Includes anti-minority violence, strike down of Section 377,social accountability for gender,race,tribe, class, sex-based discriminations etc were the main slogans for this year's edition of the march. (EPS | Shekhar Yadav)
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