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December 1, 2013

Police in the Indian city of Pune distributed roses to LGBTI pride marchers last Sunday to show them they have nothing to fear from them as long as they obey the law

Around 200 LGBTI pride marchers in the Indian city of Pune got a pleasant surprise last Sunday when a contingent of the city’s police force turned up and distributed roses to them.

The third annual Pune LGBT Pride March was held on 24 November and left Pune’s Sarvajanik Sabha at 11am for a circuit of the city streets before returning to its starting point for a brunch.

November 24, 2012

Police in India’s eighth largest city are developing guidelines on how to deal with members of the LGBT community, while officers from across the city have attended a workshop on LGBT issues this weekend

Police in the Indian city of Pune are working to develop guidelines around how officers deal with LGBT people only a year after the city held its first pride march.

Officers from all of the city’s 32 police stations were to have attended a workshop today aimed at creating awareness of the needs and issues faced by LGBT individuals in India.

December 12, 2011

Almost 100 join the first gay pride march in the Indian city of Pune in Maharashtra

Nearly 100 people took part in the first-ever gay pride march in the Indian city of Pune on Sunday (11 December).

The rally was organised by Samapathik, a men's sexual health organization  based in the country's eighth largest city, formerly known as Poona and situated in the central Indian state of Maharashtra.

'We had organized this rally to mark the 10 years of our fight for the rights of homosexuals,' said the organisation's president, Bindumadhav Khire.

December 12, 2011

Almost 100 join the first gay pride march in the Indian city of Pune in Maharashtra

Nearly 100 people took part in the first-ever gay pride march in the Indian city of Pune on Sunday (11 December).

The rally was organised by Samapathik, a men's sexual health organization  based in the country's eighth largest city, formerly known as Poona and situated in the central Indian state of Maharashtra.

'We had organized this rally to mark the 10 years of our fight for the rights of homosexuals,' said the organisation's president, Bindumadhav Khire.