In Pics: Delhi Queer Pride 2016

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The Delhi Queer Pride was held on Nov 27th and attended by thousands of people, both LGBTQIA and their allies. The march began from Barakhamba Road, led by a huge rainbow arch of balloons

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Photo credit: Mohit Suneja

People walked under a huge rainbow flag.

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And danced to the beats of Dhol

 

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While this man from Canada had some really cool moves to show with the ring

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Some put on their make up at the venue

 

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Photo credit: Yogesh Kumar

And others came dressed in rainbow colours

 

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Pammy Aunty was the inspiration for this man

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And Cat Woman for this girl

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There were quirky beards

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 And rainbow flags

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There has never been a better display of gender fluidity

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The nose ring, or nath, was the fashion accesory of choice

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But Spicy Tutuboy stole the thunder at the pride

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Delhi Pride was not just a celebration, and political demands were kept forward too

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And this Trump <3 Modi poster caught a lot of attention

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People protested against demonetisation as well

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E-rickshaws were made available to make the pride accessible to people with disability

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People joined in with their friends

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And clicked selfies

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And kissed their partner

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The march finally ended at Jantar Mantar. The question that remains though is: When will the government hear these voices?

 

Photos by: Pritam Roy, Kshitij EM, Yogesh Kumar, and Mohit Suneja; and cannot be used without prior permissions

Sukhdeep Singh

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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.
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