Delhi's 11th Queer Pride
Delhi's 11th Queer Pride

Love and liberation smear streets of Delhi at 11th Queer Pride parade

ANI | Updated: Nov 25, 2018 23:11 IST

New Delhi, [India] Nov 25 (ANI): New Delhi's Tolstoy Marg saw members from the LGBTQIA+ community in a celebratory mood as they indulged in the 11th Queer Pride parade which came after the Supreme Court's landmark judgment decriminalizing homosexuality. People danced to the tunes of mirth and celebration.
The march which began at Tolstoy Marg ended at Jantar Mantar. People were seen dancing to the drum beats. Like any other queer Pride, members of the community were seen in quirky dresses, while donning masks and jewellery.
People of all orientation also took part in the celebration as allies, hugging and supporting each other.
A member of the community, Deepak said he was visiting this Pride as he is happy after the Supreme Court decriminalised homosexuality.
"I am here because I am very, very happy with the legalisation of same sex relationships by the Supreme Court. I want the society to accept us as their own and let us live a life of respect," he said
Parth, who also took part in the Parade said he wanted to invite those people who treat homosexuality as a disease.
"A lot of people say that this (our sexual preference) is a disease. I invite those people to come and spend time with us and after that, if your sexual orientation changes then term it a disease. I am very happy that this is legalised and I wish everyone a happy Pride," he added.
On September 6, a five-judge bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, comprising Justices DY Chandrachud, Rohinton Fali Nariman, A M Khanwilkar and Indu Malhotra, announced the decriminalisation of homosexuality. (ANI)

iocl