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.