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In Pictures: Mumbai's gay pride parade
Thousands turned out in India's financial capital for the city's first march since gay sex was criminalised once again.
Last updated: 03 Feb 2014 08:16
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Thousands turned out on the streets of India's financial capital Mumbai for the Gay Pride Parade over the weekend.

Though it was the city's seventh such parade, the march on Saturday was the first since the country's apex Supreme Court reinstated a colonial-era law that criminalised gay sex.

India's LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community has been up in arms since the ruling, and the Mumbai parade gave it yet another opportunity to voice its demand for an end to discrimination.

Buoyed by the large turnout, one activist remarked: "Mumbai has woken up to the fact that the city has LGBT citizens".

As the participants marched from the city's August Kranti Maidan to Girgaum Chowpatty, chants and colour were both in abundance. 


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Winner of a "eunuch beauty pageant" poses for shutterbugs. Some 5000 people took part in the parade.



/Felix Gaedtke/Al Jazeera

Police were on standby as members of the LGBT community hit the streets.



/Felix Gaedtke/Al Jazeera

Participants carried the rainbow flag as they marched.



/Felix Gaedtke/Al Jazeera

Activists chanted slogans for LGBT rights.



/Felix Gaedtke/Al Jazeera

Participants turned out in colourful costumes for what was the first parade since the Supreme Court criminalised gay sex again.



/Felix Gaedtke/Al Jazeera

Activists marched from August Kranti Maidan to Girgaum Chowpatty.



/Felix Gaedtke/Al Jazeera

People from all social backgrounds joined the march.



/Felix Gaedtke/Al Jazeera

The marchers demanded that Article 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalised gay sex, be repealed.



/Felix Gaedtke/Al Jazeera

The parade made for a colourful and boisterous spectacle and thousands watched.



/Felix Gaedtke/Al Jazeera

A lesbian activist demanded that she be given her right to be with another woman.



/Felix Gaedtke/Al Jazeera

Though a serious subject as social acceptance was at stake, there was also an abundance of humour at the parade.



/Felix Gaedtke/Al Jazeera

Some were cautious and masked their faces, given the existing social prejudices towards the LGBT community.



/Felix Gaedtke/Al Jazeera

Friends and relatives of LGBT community members also took part, extending their support to the cause.



/Felix Gaedtke/Al Jazeera

Participants at the parade said they were hopeful that the city would finally accept them for what they are: as human beings.




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Winner of a "eunuch beauty pageant" poses for shutterbugs. Some 5000 people took part in the parade.

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Police were on standby as members of the LGBT community hit the streets.

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Participants carried the rainbow flag as they marched.

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Activists chanted slogans for LGBT rights.

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Participants turned out in colourful costumes for what was the first parade since the Supreme Court criminalised gay sex again.

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Activists marched from August Kranti Maidan to Girgaum Chowpatty.

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People from all social backgrounds joined the march.

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The marchers demanded that Article 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalised gay sex, be repealed.

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The parade made for a colourful and boisterous spectacle and thousands watched.

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A lesbian activist demanded that she be given her right to be with another woman.

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Though a serious subject as social acceptance was at stake, there was also an abundance of humour at the parade.

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Some were cautious and masked their faces, given the existing social prejudices towards the LGBT community.

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Friends and relatives of LGBT community members also took part, extending their support to the cause.

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Participants at the parade said they were hopeful that the city would finally accept them for what they are: as human beings.

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Winner of a 'hijra beauty pageant' poses for the shutterbugs.

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Winner of a 'hijra beauty pageant' poses for the shutterbugs.

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Police on standby at the venue.

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Police on standby at the venue.

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Participants carry the rainbow flag on their march.

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Participants carry the rainbow flag on their march.

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Activist chants slogans for LGBT rights.

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Activist chants slogans for LGBT rights.

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Demonstrators turned out in colourful costumes.

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Demonstrators turned out in colourful costumes.

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Activists shout slogans.

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Activists shout slogans.

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People from all social backgrounds gathered peacefully for the march.

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People from all social backgrounds gathered peacefully for the march.

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Demands to review section 377 of the Indian penal code were prevalent.

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Demands to review section 377 of the Indian penal code were prevalent.

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Bystanders watched the colourful procession in amusement.

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Bystanders watched the colourful procession in amusement.

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A lesbian protester asks for her right to be with another women

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A lesbian protester asks for her right to be with another women

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There was an abundance of humour at the parade.

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There was an abundance of humour at the parade.

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Some participants weren't openly gay for fear of being ostracised by their families and close social circles.

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Some participants weren't openly gay for fear of being ostracised by their families and close social circles.

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On the other hand, there were a few family members in the crowd who extended full support to their loved ones.

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On the other hand, there were a few family members in the crowd who extended full support to their loved ones.

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Hijras buy snacks at a roadside stall and pose playfully for the camera.

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Hijras buy snacks at a roadside stall and pose playfully for the camera.

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A participant shows off his extravagant costume.

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A participant shows off his extravagant costume.



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