Mumbai’s 10th pride march was one of its largest ever with almost 15,000 people taking to the streets of India’s biggest city to celebrate the LGBTI community.
Organisers of the Queer Azaadi Mumbai – Mumbai Pride said Saturday’s parade was the biggest ever and had the most diverse range of people marching.
‘The atmosphere was colourful, and the parade was very well-organised,’ attendee Aditi Phadnis told The Hindu newspaper.
‘It is so nice to see so many people in Mumbai and in India who voice LGBTQ support. It is a revelation to see a tangible sign of things changing in India.’
As the glitter barely settles on the Mumbai Pride the Queer Azaadi coalition who organise the event are already planning a fundraising drive for next year’s parade.
Mumbai Pride: bright, bold and beautiful
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Mumbai Pride brings all the boys to the yard
Just attend my first pride in Mumbai, India. It was crazy fun. pic.twitter.com/t1iIhdAL5k
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Sisters are doing it for themselves
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Of course Harry Potter was represented
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