November has been a very special month for us at Gaysi. Besides celebrating our sixth birthday, having our Zine launched at Mumbai and Delhi, there was Pride in the capital. As Pride marches go, the turnout was huge with over 1000 queer people and straight allies. The energy was crazy with some pretty creative banners. In the very city where almost a year ago the archaic 377 was brought back, the strength by numbers was not just a show of solidarity, but an indicator that as more allies start to join, stigma associated with all matters queer will hopefully ebb. Also a kick in the shin to the folks who weigh in on who gets to live with dignity; time to consider that minorities deserve rights too.
Take a look at what our eyes (and cameras) captured.