Mumbai Holds Largest Pride March Since Landmark 377 Judgement
For the first time since the landmark Section 377 judgement in September 2018, thousands of people in Mumbai took to the streets to celebrate #PrideForAll. India’s largest pride march was held on Saturday, 2 February, with residents gathering in large numbers at August Kranti Maidan to demand rights for the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) community.
As writer Apurva Asrani put it, “You don't have to be lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender or queer to walk #MumbaiPride today. You just need to celebrate love, freedom & the glorious democracy that India is!”
Even CST was lit up in rainbow colours to celebrate diversity and inclusion.
Thousands of people took to the streets for the pride march, celebrating equality and an end to sexual discrimination. The participants waved rainbow flags and shouted slogans advocating the right to love freely.
While there’s so much work yet to be done, #MumbaiPride2019 was a colourful day to celebrate and witness a march about intersectionality.
Twitterati also made a mention of Bollywood’s first mainstream film, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga starring Sonam Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao and Anil Kapoor hitting theatres with much fanfare on the same weekend.