It is a criminal offense to be gay in India. Even then, a gay pride rally happened in Kerala, the southern most and a quite orthodox state of India. So things are changing, bit by bit. This time, the pride was definitely better as there was sizable participation from our heterosexual counterparts which is commendable because those straight people who participated in the pride will be labelled gay and most probably get bullied later. Still, they showed the courage to come out for the help of their friends, to voice for the rights of their friends. Special kudos for those brave hearts. Previously I had reservations about the pride rallies which often turn very loud and slap straight at the face of society, now I think, such rallies are needed, because society will not take notice.
Some snaps below....To see more go to this Kerala Queer community in Facebook named Queerala
Love to see the kid, at least he learns tolerance.
All images from Queerala
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