02, Feb 2018 | QGraphy
The gay pride parade, called Queer Azaadi March, was first held in Mumbai in 2008. Since then it has been held annually and has grown from strength to strength. Participation has varied between 8,000 to 12,000 people from not just India’s vibrant LGBTQIA community, but also their friends, families, coworkers and other supporters. The QAM also draws many international visitors who walk the pride to express solidarity with India’s Rainbow People. The parade has also evolved to recognise intersectional issues and also strives to get equal rights for oppressed castes and women. Here are a few pictures from previous pride parades. All pictures courtesy QGraphy.