People putting up the pride flag outside Sambhaji Park where we were to assemble for the pride, community friends hugging each other, I just felt like I was among my people.
The Sec 377 ruling was the first step towards a better, more equal India. We only hope that we move forward.
This year Awadh Queer Pride plans to organise 'Awadh Queer Pride 2019' on 10th February 2019. Coupled with this there will be several other events such as - Queer Evening, Film Screening, Play based on queer theme, sensitisation programmes with the police, universities and colleges, and the media.
Gaysi Family presents 2x2 Bar Nights: Pride Edition – the one where we let the world know how we can fight hard and party harder.
On 25th November, Delhi hosted its first Pride March after Supreme Court of India partially decriminalised Section 377 of IPC, and we ventured out to know from the march walkers about how they feel, and what changes do they see in this pride.
This is the 11th year of Delhi Pride and what a day filled with colour, magic and resolve for the next few steps towards equal rights for everyone in this country!
Manaveeyam Queer Fest was also laced an exhilarating a well-executed fashion show for trans men who displayed some top-notch costumes.
I realized expressing oneself freely in the public sphere whether through dance or any other medium for that matter, can be a complicated for gender and sexual minorities.
Having been out to my parents for some time, I didn’t expect any resistance, and I didn’t expect any excitement either. Like my sexual and gender identity, this too was just some random thing happening in my life that they chose to stay unbothered about.
I’m a newbie to Pune, and I’ve hardly ever seen anything, but when I heard that pride was happening at the same time that I was going to be home after my convocation (read jobless period of time), I couldn’t wait! And what a day it was.
On Sunday the 18th of February city of Ahmedabad's witnessed its first major Pride march.
Pride was not only interpreted as being proud of one-self, but it was also about collectively standing up against pervasive shame.
Pride marches are about acceptance. People from a wide range of spectrum come together for ONE DAY in a year to celebrate their existence and their individuality.
Addressing the audience, the choir stressed on the fact that through their performances, and the power of music, they wish to eradicate discrimination, oppression, ignorance, and prejudice.
Whether I love doing drag, I am yet to figure.
Everyone around me seemed elated, not a single care in the world, and a fire in their eyes, a storm brewing.
A truly remarkable 10th year and exciting time for all of us.
The next Awadh Pride march will be held on 11th February, 2018. This will be my first pride and I hope to make it an unforgettable experience.
Sure, you can have probably gotten away with gifting a mug or a photo-frame so far, but maybe you should up your game this year. You can maybe test new waters with the Mumbai Pride march that is just around the corner.
As I walk further, a row of mannequins catches my attention. It’s impossible to miss, really. Every mannequin is dressed beautifully. My eyes widen, and I marvel at how attractive an inanimate object can look, with all the hard work put in by the designers.