In Photos: Thousands Join Pride March in Delhi, Bengaluru
Hundreds marched in Delhi and Bengaluru to mark the 12th edition of Queer Pride Parade. 
Hundreds marched in Delhi and Bengaluru to mark the 12th edition of Queer Pride Parade. (Photo: The Quint)

In Photos: Thousands Join Pride March in Delhi, Bengaluru

Thousands took to the streets in Delhi and Bengaluru to celebrate the 12th Queer Pride Parade on Sunday, 24 November. The parade saw people expressing their disapproval of oppressive attacks and discrimination against the LGBTQIA+ community.

Celebrating free speech and spirit of democracy, the protesters condemned the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2019, calling it detrimental to the community as a whole.

Protesters assemble at Jantar Mantar for the 12th Queer Pride Parade.
Protesters assemble at Jantar Mantar for the 12th Queer Pride Parade.
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Protester in Bengaluru calls for smashing of patriarchal values. 
Protester in Bengaluru calls for smashing of patriarchal values. 
(Photo: The Quint/Arpita)

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A diverse range of issues including acceptance of personal expression and breaking of caste, gender, religious and language barriers were raised by protesters at the march.

Protesters hold placards calling for social acceptance. 
Protesters hold placards calling for social acceptance. 
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Multiple protesters sported rainbow coloured outfits to extend support for the community. 
Multiple protesters sported rainbow coloured outfits to extend support for the community. 
(Photo: The Quint/Arpita)

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Protesters march together calling for a revolution in the society. 
Protesters march together calling for a revolution in the society. 
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Protesters also raised posters calling out homophobia. 
Protesters also raised posters calling out homophobia. 
(Photo: The Quint/Parthavee)

One of the key highlights of the march was protesters’ expressing disapproval of the Transgender Persons Bill 2019, with many terming it divisive and regressive in nature.

Multiple protesters raised slogans and showed placards against the Transgender Persons Bill, 2019. 
Multiple protesters raised slogans and showed placards against the Transgender Persons Bill, 2019. 
(Photo: The Quint/Parthavee)

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Protesters call for acceptance of LGBTQIA+ community
Protesters call for acceptance of LGBTQIA+ community
(Photo: The Quint/Arpita)
Founder of India’s miss trans queen with the first miss trans queen, Nitasha Biswas.  
Founder of India’s miss trans queen with the first miss trans queen, Nitasha Biswas.  
(Photo: The Quint/Parthavee)

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