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Elen Govel and Kiran Mova are a regular face at gay pride parades in Bangalore, Mumbai and Chennai. The couple stay at Bangalore and have been together for six years now. They first met in 2002 in a party in Bangalore, but it was not love at first sight for them. They were friends for five years, and finally Kiran proposed Elen. “I proposed to Elen and I was surpirsed when he immediately accepted it, and we considered ourselves married ever since,” Kiran was quoted in an IndianExpress article recently.

Gaylaxy has photographed them in various pride parades since 2010.  The duo is known to dress in a unique and traditional way at the pride, with their clothes being designed by Kiran’s mother andgrandmother especially for the occassion. 

With rainbow on their gandhi topi, and an overcoat with embroidered peacock, we captured the couple at the pride parade in Bangalore in 2013. The emroidery on the overcoat was done by Kiran’s mother for them.

Bangalore Pride 2013

Bangalore Pride 2013

 They were wrapping everyone in rainbow hearts and spreading love all around in Bangalore in 2013 with this hearts flag they were carrying.

A Gay couple in Bangalore Pride 2013

Elen and Kiran in Bangalore Pride 2013

In Chennai in 2013, they were in pink. And this rainbow umbrella gave them the perfect shade

Chennai Pride 2013 (Pic courtesy Elen Govel)

Chennai Pride 2013 (Pic courtesy Elen Govel)

Earlier that year, they were seen in Mumbai’s QAM as well, with rainbow coloured hat and dhoti.

mumbai pride 2013

QAM, Mumbai 2013

In 2012, they walked the Bangalore pride wearing green kurtas with rainbow collars.

Bangalore Pride 2012

Bangalore Pride 2012

And later also sported a rainbow hat.

bangalore pride 2012

Bangalore Pride 2012

In Chennai that year, this rainbow dhoti that was specially stitched by Kiran’s grandmother grabbed a lot of eyeballs.

Chennai Pride 2012

Chennai Pride 2012

During Madurai’s first pride march in 2012, Elen and Kiran were in light blue kurtas and dhoti. With a garland on their neck, they looked like they had just got married in some temple in the Temple City.

madurai pride 2012

Madurai Pride 2012 (Picture courtesy Elen Govel)

In 2011, they walked the Bangalore pride in bright pink T-shirts, with rainbow stripes on one end and an embroidered peacock at another.

bangalore pride 2011

Bangalore Pride 2011

Bangalore Pride 2011

Bangalore Pride 2011

And this, is the first time we had seen them in Bangalore in 2010, wrapped in a rainbow flag, with love oozing out.

bangalore pride 2010

Bangalore Pride 2010

 We wish them all the happiness in the world.

Sukhdeep Singh

Sukhdeep Singh

Sukhdeep Singh is a Facebook addict who works as a software engineer by day and transforms into a writer at night. He is also the founder and editor of Gaylaxy magazine.
Sukhdeep Singh