Colours of pride: Mumbai’s Queer Azadi march

Updated On Jan 29, 2017 02:04 PM IST
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People participate in the Queer Azadi March at August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai on Saturday. (Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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People participate in the Queer Azadi March at August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai on Saturday. (Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO)

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India’s biggest pride march pushes to decriminalise homosexuality and demand equal rights. (Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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India’s biggest pride march pushes to decriminalise homosexuality and demand equal rights. (Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO)

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People from the medical fraternity during the march at August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai. (Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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People from the medical fraternity during the march at August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai. (Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO)

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January is known as Pride Month in the city. (Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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January is known as Pride Month in the city. (Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO)

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Supporters come from all parts of the country, and across all sexual preferences, to back gay rights as equal rights. (Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Supporters come from all parts of the country, and across all sexual preferences, to back gay rights as equal rights. (Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO)

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Students took part in the march at August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai. (Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Students took part in the march at August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai. (Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO)

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“Since the first March was held [in 2008], the movement has grown in incredible ways,” says Parmesh Shahani, who heads the Godrej India Culture Lab (Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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“Since the first March was held [in 2008], the movement has grown in incredible ways,” says Parmesh Shahani, who heads the Godrej India Culture Lab (Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO)

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There were photo exhibitions, screenings, talks, classical dance and rock concerts, a play, open mic night, treasure hunt, even a flash mob and free hugs this month. (Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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There were photo exhibitions, screenings, talks, classical dance and rock concerts, a play, open mic night, treasure hunt, even a flash mob and free hugs this month. (Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO)

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People from foreign countries took part in the parade. (Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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People from foreign countries took part in the parade. (Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO)

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A girl gets her face painted as she participates in the parade at August Kranti Maidan. (Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A girl gets her face painted as she participates in the parade at August Kranti Maidan. (Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO)

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Participants have increased from 500 in that first year to 7,000 in 2016. (Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Participants have increased from 500 in that first year to 7,000 in 2016. (Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO)

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The Queer Azadi March was from 3 to 6pm (Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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The Queer Azadi March was from 3 to 6pm (Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO)

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People share a light moment during the march. (Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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People share a light moment during the march. (Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO)

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A man distributes free condoms during the parade. (Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A man distributes free condoms during the parade. (Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO)

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People march on during the parade at August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai. (Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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People march on during the parade at August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai. (Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO)

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The march was a stage for many fun moments. (Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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The march was a stage for many fun moments. (Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO)

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The colours of hope and pride reigned supreme at the march. (Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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The colours of hope and pride reigned supreme at the march. (Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO)

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