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telangana and hyderabad pride 2015 by Sasanjeev sampath

The third edition of Hyderabad Queer Pride and the first one in the newly divided state of Telangana took place on the 8th of Feb with much pomp and show.

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Organized by the Telangana Hijra and Transgender Community, almost 500 people from the alternate sexualities and supporters of LGBTQA walked the march.

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Titled as Hyderabad Queer Swabhimana Pride, where Swabhimana means self-respect, the march had an underlying theme focusing on the culture of Telangana. People were dressed in traditional attire, symbolizing the festivals of Bathukamma.

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With a trishul in hand, 377 was clearly the demon to be slayed

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There were interesting posters

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Hijras took the lead in Hyderabad’s queer pride march on Sunday, reported Scroll.in

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And young supporters like this

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Gay Marriage seems to be finding a voice in every city’s pride

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A lot of happy and smiling faces

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Some dancing

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But first.. lemme take a selfie

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(All pictures by Sanjeev Sampath)

 

 

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