Pride 2019

19 celebratory photos from Mumbai’s historic 2019 Pride

Pride is always a fabulous party no matter where it’s held, but the thousands-strong crowd at Queer Azaadi Mumbai Pride March 2019 had extra cause for celebration: It was the first Mumbai Pride celebration since India’s Supreme Court decriminalized homosexuality by declaring section 377 of the Indian Penal Code unconstitutional.

“This is the first time I have participated in Mumbai Pride Parade,” Mr. Gay India 2019 Suresh Ramdas told The Times of India. “It’s crazy, fun, and colorful. I am especially excited because after the Section 377 went down, the atmosphere is really energetic.”

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Equal rights activist Harish Iyer, meanwhile, the country’s LGBTQ populations and their allies to continue the fight: “We have won the battle on Section 377, but there are many more to be won. We are not going to stop until we share equal rights with the heterosexuals … Quashing Section 377 was only one nail in this discriminatory coffin. There are many more that we need to hammer in and shut it once and for all.”

While the quest for equality continues, check out the rainbow-streaked photos of this year’s Queer Azaadi Mumbai Pride March in the gallery below.

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So proud to be out. #lbgtq #mumbaipride

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pride?mumbai (my legs hurt)

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With my squad! ??#mumbaipride2019 ?

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