New Delhi: Thousands of people descended on the streets of Delhi Sunday to participate in the 12th Queer Pride Parade celebrating homosexuality.
Carrying posters and multi-coloured flags, protesters marched from the Barakhamba Road intersection to Jantar Mantar in support of trans rights, and condemned the Transgender Bill 2019.
The Bill was tabled in the Rajya Sabha on 20 November 2019 with an objective to bring the transgender community into the mainstream. However, the queer community has objected to the Bill, saying it ignores several grievances and makes very few provisions to address them.
The bill also refers to intersex and transgender folk interchangeably, despite their inherent differences.
The Pride Parade saw people carrying several placards, some of which said, “You know what’s weaker than the economy? Your homophobia.”
ThePrint’s Manisha Mondal captures some moments of the parade.
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