June 29, 2008

Delhi’s first ever queer pride parade

Filed under: delhi,social — Twilight Fairy @ 5:56 pm

This may be a tad bit late, but nevertheless posting it here. Delhi is having its first ever queer pride parade today at 5:30 pm in CP. After years of denial this is the first time that the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender/transsexual) people come out and march together. This march is also open to straight people.

You might have read in today’s papers as well, it was supposed to start from Regal and ppl were supposed to walk to Central park. However due to police intervention, the meeting point and the destination have changed. Now they meet at the corner of Barakhamba Road and Tolstoy Marg, just south of the Metro station on Barakhamba Road, and in front of the Intercontinental Hotel on Tolstoy Marg, accompanied by music, speeches, dances…and a huge rainbow flag; the party will head towards Jantar Mantar. It’s equally for straight people, in case you’re apprehensive about being spotted amidst the queer tribe. For all apprehensive LGBT brothers and sisters, fear not…there’ll be rainbow coloured masks.

For us as Delhi’s bloggers here’s what we can do:
1. Support Delhi’s LGBT people. From the moral police stopping the screening of films like “Fire” we come down to supporting LGBT’s in the open.
2. Blog about it and spread awareness about it.
3. This would be a very interesting photo-op in every sense, from the documentation of this event to photographing it artistically, what with rainbow coloured masks.

Here are the details copied from their facebook event:
Date:Sunday, June 29, 2008
Time:5:30pm – 8:30pm
Location:The Corner of Barakhamba Road and Tolstoy Marg
City/Town:New Dilli, India
Phone:nine nine seven one nine five eight three one one

In case anyone is able to go there, document this event, please do drop a comment here and share details.

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  1. Was wondering when we will start having that in India and here it comes..

    Comment by Pallavi — July 2, 2008 @ 10:13 pm

  2. Yeah Pallavi – times, they are achanging! :)

    Comment by Twilight Fairy — July 2, 2008 @ 10:50 pm

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    Comment by nikita — July 8, 2008 @ 1:11 pm

  4. Hi,Twilight-been ages…always nice to return to your blog..

    And,whew-what an article..I guess India’s really progressing forward..give an update on the parade,na?Did the moral police stop the people having their fun??

    Comment by AmitL — July 9, 2008 @ 10:05 pm

  5. Thanks for the info Nikita.

    Hey AmitL – yes long time! Unfortunately, I couldnt go and attend this event, so I have no pics either. But if you google them, am sure you would get many.

    Comment by Twilight Fairy — July 11, 2008 @ 5:35 pm

  6. HT Tech4U focuses on What Blogging Did Next. My piece “Micro-blogging, anyone?” – also the longer, unedited version….

    Today’s Hindustan Times Tech4U page focuses on “What Blogging Did Next” and features 2 main pieces on the subject. In the first piece, titled Hum Blog, Twilight Fairy of Delhi Bloggers Bloc talks about the blogging scene in general……

    Trackback by Rajesh @ Blogworks : blogs & social media in India; public relations; brands & marketing! — July 25, 2008 @ 12:51 pm

  7. Does anyone have an idea of what happened? Was it a success?

    Comment by white magpie — July 26, 2008 @ 12:20 am

  8. Hey,Twilight…when’s the next post?Missing ur blog presence.:)

    Comment by Amitl — August 1, 2008 @ 5:35 pm

  9. oi P, kidhar hai … kaisa hai?

    Comment by SwB — August 17, 2008 @ 11:54 am

  10. White magpie – googling or searching on flickr might help.

    Amit L – soon :)

    SwB – mein theek, tu? You come here to Delhi now!

    Comment by Twilight Fairy — August 20, 2008 @ 12:53 am

  11. Hey, was delighted to find this post of yours! Thanks for the publicity and the support… We’re proud of you :D

    Comment by UnsungPsalm — June 27, 2009 @ 4:48 pm

  12. Hey unsungpsalm – this is the last year’s event! I was just abt to post abt this years which is tomorrow. you are welcome!

    Comment by Twilight Fairy — June 27, 2009 @ 4:54 pm

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