Delhi, Bangalore & Pune hold Pride marches
24 Nov, 2013
Three Indian cities- Delhi, Bangalore and Pune- celebrated LGBT Pride yesterday.
In Delhi, nearly a thousand people marched from Barakhamba Road to Tolstoy Marg holding a huge Rainbow flag. This was the sixth year of the Delhi Queer Pride, and the focus of the organizers was on Section 377- with the Supreme Court judgement expected to be out anyday now.
In Bangalore, 700-800 people participated enthusiastically in the Pride march which started at the City Railway Station and walked towards Town Hall and Corporation Circle. Despite intermittent rains, participants managed to keep up the spirit of Pride. The march saw active participation from corporates based in the city- such as IBM and Goldman Sachs, who sent their LGBT employees with company sponsored banners and T shirts.
In Pune, which celebrated the third Pride event this year, nearly 150 people participated in the march primarily organized by the Sampathik Trust. The high point of the day was when Sr. Inspector Barge gifted flowers to Bindumadhav Khire- the President of Sampathik Trust, and other marchers.