This pride special edition of Gaylaxy not only apprises you of the present pride marches, but also reproduces various pages from the history of the gay rights movement in India. Inside this issue, you will get to see pictures from the Friendship Walk held in 1999. Over the last 3 years, Kashish has grown by leaps and bounds and this year’s Kashish has set a new benchmark. Sridhar Rangayan, festival director of Kashish, talks about the journey that Kashish has covered in these 3 years. Straight Talk returns in this issue and Abhijeet Prabhu shares his experience of attending a queer event. Also, the fictional story Forbidden Love in a Coal Mine gets concluded.