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Gay Pride in New Delhi

Gay Pride in New Delhi

New Delhi-These are two photos from Delhi’s second annual gay pride parade that took place late last June. Following the parade India’s Supreme Court overturned a British law that had banned gay sex 150 years ago.

Gay activists and the NGO which fought eight-year-long legal battle for their rights on Thursday hailed the Delhi High Court verdict  legalising homosexuality as “progressive”. “Now it seems we are in 21st century as the rights of homosexuals have been recognised by the high court.

While gays in India still do not have equal rights in India this is a progressive step forward. After all India as a country is quickly modernizing and the country’s laws and outlook must be updated for the times. As it progresses it’s social code hopefully it will also look at environment issues such as the ones I am currently writing about in an article on Delhi’s Yamuna river which will appear in coming weeks in Caravan magazine.

Gay Pride in New Delhi

Gay Pride in New Delhi

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Written by Justin Vela

August 4, 2009 at 5:33 pm

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