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Activists Plan "Global Day Of Rage" To Fight For India's LGBT Community

On Sunday, Dec. 15, people from 18 cities across India, U.S., U.K. and Australia will collectively protest against a law criminalizing homosexuality in India.

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On Sunday, Dec 15, people from 18 cities, including Mumbai, Delhi, New York, Boston, London, Sydney and Toronto will gather to protest India's Dec. 11 court ruling criminalizing homosexuality.

Global Day of Rage: NO GOING BACK - In response to the reinstatement of 377 IPC.

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Global Day of Rage: NO GOING BACK - In response to the reinstatement of 377 IPC.

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Since the Supreme Court ruling, smaller protests have been organized in various cities of India. Indians are taking to social media to voice their anger and mobilize support for the LGBT community.

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Exciting time. The ENTIRE world is going to protest #sec377 on Sunday, Dec 15 in a Global Day of Rage. Posting Bombay details soon

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Exciting time. The ENTIRE world is going to protest #sec377 on Sunday, Dec 15 in a Global Day of Rage. Posting Bombay details soon

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In India, the Global Day of Rage protests will be held in nine cities, including Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and other smaller cities and towns.

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Caption: Hundreds protest the SC judgment criminalizing #homosexuality at Jantar Mantar in #Delhi on Dec. 11.

Protests have also been organized in London and Cambridge in the U.K., Toronto and Vancouver in Canada, and Sydney in Australia.

Global Day of Rage against #India recriminalisation of #gay sex. London Sun 15 Dec 1pm Soho Sq. INFO: http://t.co/ydWdQIZlBP #LGBT

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Global Day of Rage against #India recriminalisation of #gay sex. London Sun 15 Dec 1pm Soho Sq. INFO: http://t.co/ydWdQIZlBP #LGBT

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Siddharth Narrain, who is organizing the Global Day Of Rage in Boston, hopes the event will "highlight the extent to which people across this world are shocked, upset and angry" about India's Supreme Court verdict. Narrain told BuzzFeed, "This is a chance for all those who support LGBT rights, the right to choice, and the right to live in dignity to show their solidarity with the campaign against 377."

Initially, Narrain hoped for at least ten people to show up at the Boston protest. However, he said they received an "overwhelming response" and is now expecting at least 50 people who have told him that "this is an issue that is so important to them that they will brave the weather and their exams and turn up."

Narrian believes the Indian LGBT cause has a lot of support from the international community. He said that many of his non-Indian friends and supporters have already shown their solidarity to the movement.

Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Tasneem Nashrulla at tasneem.nashrulla@buzzfeed.com.

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