The Indian LGBT community took part in the 8th annual “Queer Pride Parade” on 28th November in New Delhi to celebrate the long way the Indian Gay community has come in terms of social acceptance and cultural understanding.
Although it is a crime to be gay in India and Public displays of gay affection are a punishable offence according to the Indian Penal Code section 377. The acceptance for these types of parades has become a norm in the metropolitan cities of India.
These “Queer Pride Parades” are organized to show love and acceptance for the gay community in India and also show the level of freedom that their citizens have.
There may also be some peaceful protesting by the people attending this parade however it has never been recorded to get out of hand.
The LGBT community is rather know for their acts of peace and celebration through these parades and these are more a symbol of acceptance of the gay community into wider Indian society.
They use these “Queer Pride Parades” to commemorate they long way they have come in the past eight years to achieve acceptance in their society.