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Delhi marches for gay rights in Queer Pride Parade 2015

Delhi marches for gay rights in Queer Pride Parade 2015

India TV News Desk [ Updated: November 30, 2015 12:11 IST ]
  • Indian members and supporters of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community attend the eighth Delhi Queer Pride parade in New Delhi. (AP Photo)
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    Indian members and supporters of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community attend the eighth Delhi Queer Pride parade in New Delhi. (AP Photo)

  • An activist displays a placard saying Homo Wapsi during a march supported by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans gender (LGBT) community during a Delhi Queer Pride 2015, in New Delhi on Sunday. (PTI Photo)
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    An activist displays a placard saying Homo Wapsi during a march supported by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans gender (LGBT) community during a Delhi Queer Pride 2015, in New Delhi on Sunday. (PTI Photo)

  • Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code criminalizes homosexual acts, stating it is against the order of nature. (PTI Photo)
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    Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code criminalizes homosexual acts, stating it is against the order of nature. (PTI Photo)

  • In December 2013, the Supreme Court had overturned the Delhi High Court's July 2009 judgement, which had declared Section 377 as unconstitutional. The apex court had stated that amending or revoking Section 377 should be a matter left to the Parliament and not the judiciary. (AP Photo)
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    In December 2013, the Supreme Court had overturned the Delhi High Court's July 2009 judgement, which had declared Section 377 as unconstitutional. The apex court had stated that amending or revoking Section 377 should be a matter left to the Parliament and not the judiciary. (AP Photo)

  • The Delhi Queer Pride Committee also demanded the repeal of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalizes homosexual acts. (PTI Photo)
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    The Delhi Queer Pride Committee also demanded the repeal of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalizes homosexual acts. (PTI Photo)

  • Still, being gay is seen as shameful in most of the country, and many homosexuals remain closeted. (PTI Photo)
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    Still, being gay is seen as shameful in most of the country, and many homosexuals remain closeted. (PTI Photo)

  • Over the past decade, homosexuals have gained a degree of acceptance in parts of deeply conservative India, especially in big cities. (PTI Photo)
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    Over the past decade, homosexuals have gained a degree of acceptance in parts of deeply conservative India, especially in big cities. (PTI Photo)

  • Participants release balloons during a gay pride parade in New Delhi, India on Sunday. (AP Photo)
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    Participants release balloons during a gay pride parade in New Delhi, India on Sunday. (AP Photo)

  • Organizers said that while the gay pride parade celebrated the gains India's LGBT community has made in recent years, they also wanted to highlight the continuing discrimination it faces. (AP Photo)
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    Organizers said that while the gay pride parade celebrated the gains India's LGBT community has made in recent years, they also wanted to highlight the continuing discrimination it faces. (AP Photo)

  • Hundreds of gay rights activists danced to drum beats and held colorful balloons as they marched in a parade in New Delhi on Sunday, celebrating what they call the diversity of gender and sexuality. (PTI Photo)
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    Hundreds of gay rights activists danced to drum beats and held colorful balloons as they marched in a parade in New Delhi on Sunday, celebrating what they call the diversity of gender and sexuality. (PTI Photo)

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