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Pride and no prejudice

The Pride tradition is well and making its way around India as cities like Nagpur and Chandigarh join the chorus for liberation and stability. The LGBTQ Pride month is celebrated in June each year to honour the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, considered a tipping point for the gay liberation movement in the US

Published: Jun 6, 2023 03:49:13 PM IST
Updated: Jun 6, 2023 04:13:42 PM IST

Pride and no prejudice

A sober pride member at Garvotsav 2023, the 11th Chandigarh Pride Parade organised by the Student Centre at Punjab University, Chandigarh, on February 12, 2023. Image: Sanjeev Sharma/HT via Getty Images

Pride and no prejudice

A transgender woman dances fervently carrying her companion at Radha Ballav Temple during the Holi festival in Vrindavan, which celebrates the divine love of Radha and Krishna, on March 03, 2023. Image: Avishek Das/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

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Pride and no prejudice

Abhay Dang (L) and Supriyo Chakraborty, who have petitioned India’s Supreme Court to legalise same-sex marriages, pose for a picture at their home in Hyderabad. Five years after it decriminalised gay sex, India's top court began hearing a clutch of petitions seeking official recognition of same-sex unions. January 22, 2023. Image: NOAH SEELAM / AFP

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Pride and no prejudice

A couple from the LGBTQAI+ community holds a placard during Delhi's Queer Pride Parade from Barakhamba Road to Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi on January 08, 2023. Image: Ayush Chopra/SOPA/LightRocket via Getty

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Pride and no prejudice

Crowds hold up a huge LGBT flag during Nagpur's Pride Parade on January 07, 2023. Image: Azhar Khan/NurPhoto via Getty Images

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Pride and no prejudice

Same-sex couple Sougata Basu (L) and Mayank Kalra take their adopted children for a walk outside their home in Bengaluru, on February 11, 2023. Image: Manjunath KIRAN / AFP

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Pride and no prejudice

A transgender woman mourns her symbolic ‘widowhood’ dressed in a white saree a day after a ritual signifying her marriage to the god Aravan at Koothandavar Temple, in Koovagam village, Tamil Nadu on May 3, 2023. An annual ritual sees members of the transgender community and devotees from all over India gather at the temple each year. Image: R.Satish Babu / AFP

Pride and no prejudice

A lone member of the LGBTQ community is seen waving her flag boldly during a Pride rally on a main thoroughfare in Kolkata on May 21, 2023. Image: Biswarup Ganguly / Eyepix Group via Getty Images

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