Glimpses From 2nd Hyderabad Queer Pride Parade

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The 2nd queer pride parade of Hyderabad was held in the city on 23rd February.

(Photo: Rajib Mukherjee)

(Photo: Rajib Mukherjee)

The march was attended by nearly 200 people, both from the community and by allies.

Photo by: Avinash Matta

Photo by: Avinash Matta

(Photo: Rajib Mukherjee)

(Photo: Rajib Mukherjee)

Tollywood actress Lakshmi Manchu flagged off the Gay Pride Parade in the city!

(Photo: Rajib Mukherjee)

Actress Lakshmi Manchu (Photo: Rajib Mukherjee)

(Photo: Rajib Mukherjee)

Actress Lakshmi Manchu (Photo: Rajib Mukherjee)

An interesting thing spotted at the parade was this bicycle-turned-peacock. We think it made for a nice addition to the march.

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People walked with gay abandon. Holding the rainbow flag.

(Photo: Rajib Mukherjee)

(Photo: Rajib Mukherjee)

At other times, wrapping themselves up with the rainbow flag.

(Photo: Rajib Mukherjee)

(Photo: Rajib Mukherjee)

Some chose to wear mask, but made sure they came and walked.

(Photo: Rajib Mukherjee)

(Photo: Rajib Mukherjee)

Straight allies too didn’t shy away from showing their support for LGBT rights.

(Photo: Rajib Mukherjee)

(Photo: Rajib Mukherjee)

There were others with posters and placards.

(Photo: Rajib Mukherjee)

(Photo: Rajib Mukherjee)

(Photo: Rajib Mukherjee)

(Photo: Rajib Mukherjee)

(Photo: Rajib Mukherjee)

(Photo: Rajib Mukherjee)

(Photo: Rajib Mukherjee)

(Photo: Rajib Mukherjee)

But the march was stopped by the police mid-way for around 10 minutes.

Photo by Avinash Matta

Photo by Avinash Matta

And then they were shown documents with necessary permission and they let the march proceed. Though we don’t get it why they had to stop it in the first place!!

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Photo by Avinash Matta

Photo by: Avinash Matta

We could also spot a Gaylaxy Born This Way T-shirt.

(Photo: Rajib Mukherjee)

(Photo: Rajib Mukherjee)

And we also spotted this hottie who had raised quite a few eyebrows in QAM Mumbai 2014.

Photo by: Avinash Matta

Photo by: Avinash Matta

Here’s another closer look at him. But no, we are not revealing his details, so please don’t leave comments below asking for those.

Photo by: Avinash Matta

Photo by: Avinash Matta

The march finally ended at Shilpa Sandhya Vedika and was followed by cultural activities and dance performances by community members.

Photo by: Avinash Matta

Photo by: Avinash Matta

And this is how the rainbow flew high in Hyderabad.

Hyderabad QUeer pride 2014

Photo by: Avinash Matta

You can also watch this nice video of the Hyderabad Queer Pride 2014 by Wajood Society: