Queer Azaadi Mumbai (QAM) 2014, the pride march held in Mumbai is the first pride march to happen anywhere in India after Supreme Court re-criminalised homosexuality in the country. But if participation at QAM is anything to go by, queer Indians have let it known that they are not going back to the closet.
Here are a few pictures taken by Gaylaxy that capture the mood of the Mumbai pride march.
Like every year, people gathered at August Kranti Maidan, from where the march started
Harish Iyer on the QAM stage greeted them with his wit and messages
People marched holding rainbow flags
Ashok Row Kavi, a leading gay rights activist, too walks the pride in Mumbai
So does Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, a well known transgender activist who recently invited Rahul Gandhi for a proposed LGBT meet at Thane in Maharashtra
And there were some eye candies too
Some made political statements through their dress
While one was dressed as a Bengali groom, searching for his partner it seems
Others carried posters against the SC verdict of 11-12-3013
And some were just plain fashionable
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