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Over 1,000 LGBTQ members hold pride parade in New Delhi

Carrying rainbow flags, balloons and placards and dancing to the beat of drums, they demanded self-identification in any gender for legal recognition rather than first registering as a transgender and then providing proof of surgery to authorities, as suggested by a government bill.

More than 1,000 members of the LGBTQ community and their supporters marched through New Delhi on Sunday to celebrate India’s sexual diversity.
Updated on Nov 25, 2019 04:22 PM IST
Associated Press | ByAssociated Press, New Delhi

New rainbows in small-town India

Buoyed by this, a group of 15-20 people banded over WhatsApp groups to hold another event on April 9. They set up Queer Chhattisgarh, a page on Facebook, and were soon inundated with messages from people in other towns and hamlets, and many from anonymous profiles.

LGBT activists dance to Hindi and English songs as part of a queer flashmob outside the Raipur railway station on August 4, 2019.(By special arrangement)
Updated on Sep 06, 2019 03:11 AM IST
Raipur | By

Conservative Polish magazine issues ‘LGBT-free zone’ stickers

The campaign includes stickers with a black “x” through a rainbow flag and was announced last week by Gazeta Polska.

Diplomats and opposition politicians in Poland have criticised the Gazeta Polska’s campaign.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jul 24, 2019 05:23 PM IST
Reuters | ByReuters

Lessons from a Queer Festival: Tanuja Chandra on why it may be more fun to be gay!

Parts of culture that harden into ‘the establishment’ and become a long accepted code to live by, are also somewhat dead

To say that a touch of the unfettered spirit of a Queer Festival could do the world a lot of good, will sound simplistic(Photo imaging: Sunil Kumar Mallik)
Updated on Jul 13, 2019 11:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByTanuja Chandra

A ‘pride’ that roared on the streets of Kolkata yet again

On a muggy July afternoon in 1999, 15 people gathered at Park Circus Maidan in the heart of Kolkata dressed in bright yellow T-shirts that said Friendship Walk on one side and ‘Walk into People’s Heart’ on the reverse.

Members of LGBTQ community celebrate 20 years of 'Kolkata Rainbow Pride Walk,' at Rabindra Sadan premises, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, on Saturday, June 29, 2019.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 29, 2019 10:12 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By
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