Here are 10 pictures from Delhi’s first Pride parade since India’s Supreme Court lifted ban on gay sex

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  • The Delhi Queer Pride Parade organised on Sunday was the first parade ever since India’s Supreme Court lifted ban over gay sex.
  • Thousands of joined to parade to celebrate inclusion and demand legislation for violence against minorities.
The 11th edition of the Delhi Queer Pride Parade on Sunday witnessed thousands of people along with their families and friends to celebrate inclusiveness and the LGBTQIA community for the first time since India’s Supreme Court struck down Section 377, decriminalising gay sex.

Here are 10 photographs from the Delhi's first Pride Parade post revision in Section 377:
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The LGBTQIA+ community in the capital and their family and friends could be seen dancing, smiling, holding hands, expressing love and demanding hate crime legislation against violence targeting all minorities.

The LGBTQIA+ community in the capital and their family and friends could be seen dancing, smiling, holding hands, expressing love and demanding hate crime legislation against violence targeting all minorities.

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Thousands of people walked at the 11th edition of Delhi Queer Pride Parade from Delhi's Barakhamba Road to Tolstoy Marg.

Thousands of people walked at the 11th edition of Delhi Queer Pride Parade from Delhi's Barakhamba Road to Tolstoy Marg.

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The annual Delhi Queer Pride Parade is celebrated to honour and support the LGBTQIA+ community in India.

The annual Delhi Queer Pride Parade is celebrated to honour and support the LGBTQIA+ community in India.

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The parade is organised by the members of the Delhi Queer Pride Committee on the last Sunday of November each year and has been celebrated since 2008.

The parade is organised by the members of the Delhi Queer Pride Committee on the last Sunday of November each year and has been celebrated since 2008.

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The 2018 Pride Parade was special as it has demanded legislation to make hate crimes against all minorities a punishable offense.

The 2018 Pride Parade was special as it has demanded legislation to make hate crimes against all minorities a punishable offense.

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The Supreme Court, in September, decriminalized homosexuality between consenting adults by striking down Section 377, citing it was ‘manifestly arbitrary.’

The Supreme Court, in September, decriminalized homosexuality between consenting adults by striking down Section 377, citing it was ‘manifestly arbitrary.’

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After the law was revised, most of the people belonging to the community said they had no fear in revealing their identity and many shunned masks at the latest parade.

After the law was revised, most of the people belonging to the community said they had no fear in revealing their identity and many shunned masks at the latest parade.

While decriminalizing homosexuality in India has been a huge step, the country is in dire need of a campaign to not only to raise awareness but to educate people on what homosexuality is.

While decriminalizing homosexuality in India has been a huge step, the country is in dire need of a campaign to not only to raise awareness but to educate people on what homosexuality is.

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The next step of the Indian government after decriminalizing homosexuality is to allow for same-sex marriages.

The next step of the Indian government after decriminalizing homosexuality is to allow for same-sex marriages.

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It's not just about changing the law but it is about addressing the discrimination.

It's not just about changing the law but it is about addressing the discrimination.

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(With IANS inputs)

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