India’s LGBTQ rights movement has been growing rapidly since the country’s first pride marches in 2008. Since then, Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code – which criminalizes same-sex intercourse – has been both struck down and reinstated. Here are a few striking messages from pride marches around the country, compiled by members of Gaysi Family.
This is in reference to the Supreme Court’s description of India’s LGBT individuals as a “miniscule minority.”
These pictures were compiled at LGBTQ pride marches around India by members of Gaysi Family, an online platform that provides a voice and a safe space to desis that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer. It began with the simple idea of sharing stories about what it means to be gay and desi, and has evolved into a space with authors and readers worldwide.