Gurgaon’s first pride march for the LGBT community will be held on June 25. A candlelight vigil for Orlando victims and Bangladeshi queer activists will also be held on the day.
The event titled - Ab Gurgaon Dur Nahin – will be held at Leisure Valley ground in the evening and the organisers feel over 150 people will come together to show support.
The march, conceptualised by a development sector professional Puja Bajad (27), aims at freedom from discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation to ensure social justice and a truly inclusive environment that has no one left on the margins.
“The march is in remembrance of the 49 victims of the Orlando shooting people and victims of a similar incident in Mexico. We shall not be erased, silenced or brutalised by violence,” said Bajad, convener of the event.
The event also seeks the repealing of Section 377 of the IPC, enactment of comprehensive anti-discrimination laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, gender, sexual orientation, class, caste, religion and ethnicity.
An event created on Facebook shows that 284 people are attending the event while 742 are interested with more than 3,000 shares.
“Hate crime and crime against the LGBT community has been part of Haryana. It has to change,” Bajad said. She met senior officials of the district administration and police officials and informed them about the event in written.
The event will have a life-size art installation, music, open microphone, live performances and a procession around Leisure Valley.