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Kerala Celebrates One Year Of Gay Freedom
As many as 300 people from different walks in life are participating in the parade which is a peaceful rally from the Regional Theatre in Thrissur | By Yentha
On Jul 02, 2010

 

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It is one year since the Delhi High Court ruling decriminalising homosexuality has come into effect. Activists in Kerala have decided to celebrate the occasion by conducting what is known as a Queer Pride, in Thrissur.

Queer Pride is celebrated around the world by gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgenders and their supporters. "Queer is the term used to describe homosexuals, transgenders etc.," says Aryan, an activist at Vathil, a Trivandrum-based NGO supporting the gay community.

"As many as 300 people from different walks in life are participating in the parade which is a peaceful rally from the Regional Theatre in Thrissur that will conclude at the same venue," adds Aryan. People like Anwar Ali, a poet, K Venu, a social worker, Reshma Bharadwaj, a teacher at Kaladi university, Kalki, a transgender activist from Chennai, and Bobby Kunhu, a lawyer, are participating in the parade.

Don Suseelan, a supporter from Trivandrum, says: "I have come to express my solidarity for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) people, for this minority group who are treated as outcasts or criminals."

The parade will begin at 5pm and conclude by 6pm.

 

 
 
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