Delhi Celebrates 10th Queer Pride Parade And The Beautiful Colours Are A Sight To Behold

Ladies, gentleman and them. It’s 2017 and don’t you think it is high time that LGBTIQA members are given their due? Well, we see Delhi’s unputdownable spirit and how they are proud and more embracing towards the community.

Yesterday, Delhi celebrated its 10th Pride Parade, and the fervour and festivities have us beaming with joy. The stretch from Barakhamba metro station to march till Jantar Mantar was painted in rainbow colours with people flaunting colourful costumes, balloons, flags, posters and placards.

People from the community proudly participated and even others from all walks of life came in and showed support. The pictures are so vibrant that people forgot the smog situation in Delhi. Take a look!

1. The rainbow flag was to be seen all around.

After two years of missing out on the Pride Parade, I finally attended it this year. It was the most happiest and colourful place I've ever been in! For love, Happy Pride ❤ . (Also, the spam of pictures from this day is going to begin soon 🙈) . #delhiqueerpride #Delhiqueerprideparade2017 #Delhipride2017 #lgbtqia #rainbowoverthecity #love #Pride #queernama #POTD #mypixelstory #canonasia #lsrprojekt #photographersofindia #streetsofdelhi #storiesofindia #streetsofindia #delhi_igers #delhigram #delhi #all_shots #captureeverything #canonIndia #lbbdelhincr #sodelhi #heydelhi #dfordelhi #onelove #VSCO #vscoindia #vscocamgram

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2. The streets were filled with people.

I support LGBTQ! ✌️#delhiqueerpride

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3. And, people were proudly embracing their sexuality.

#delhiqueerpride #prideparade #queer #pride2017 #lgbtrights #lgbtqia #rainbow #nogenderbias #delhipride #section377

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4. Selfies galore!

#delhiqueerpride

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5. The best bit were the placards that had everyone lauding.

10th Delhi Queer Pride Parade. PC: @thequint @scroll_in #delhiqueerpride

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6. True that.

7. Yes, he does.

8. Delhities came up with many more placards.

9. Well, that’s quite an asshole-ic move on part of the people.

10. Happy Queers put up flamboyant pictures.

🌈Pride🌈 #rainbowpride #delhipride2017 #delhiqueerpride #loveislove #happyqueers

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12. There were performances too.

Nazariya's own @viafiasco and @anshusaikia performing at @delhiqueerpride #delhiqueerpride #dqp #delhiqueerpride2017

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13. Their demands were presented in a peaceful manner.

14. Well, we wonder what Mr. Tharoor has to say about this?

And it’s not only him 😬 #pride2017 #prideparade #dqp #loveislove #delhiqueerpride #love

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15. Hey, smog, where are you?

#delhiqueerpride2017 #delhipride #meridilliqueerdilli #delhiqueerpride #delhipride2017

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16. Ahem, ahem, ahem!

Some people really need to step back and realise what really started the LGBT community. Why we specifically came together in our activism. It wasn’t a bunch of people saying “oh wow we’re weird together” but a group of people coming together who faced similar circumstances of homophobia+transphobia. People who were being murdered by their government. People being put on the streets, losing their jobs, and losing their lives. Watering down our history of it as a bunch of weirdos who wanted to be weird together ignores everything we’ve been through making us have to group together. Ignores the whole generation of voices lost in the AIDS crises. To murder. To police raids. To being thrown out of their homes. These acts are what made us come together out of survival. Not because we wanted to join a club. ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Content © – @dasrisika ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ #lgbt #lgbtqiaplus #gay #pride #love #queer #delhiqueerpride2017 #delhiqueerpride #adecadeofpride #Delhiqueerpridemarch #photojournalim #delhi_gram

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17. Love the caption.

C O N Q U E E R . . . #indiaphotoproject #indiaphotostory #delhiqueerpride

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18. Love is love *echoed throughout*

Delhi queer pride parade, 2017. Sent by @viticaa #delhiqueerpride

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19. Passersby were awed by the spirit, just like we are RN.

#delhipride #delhipride2017 #meridilliqueerdilli #delhiqueerpride #delhiqueerpride2017

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20. It was a monumental day for sure.

21. Brilliant!

Their demands at the protest-cum-celebration? No hate crime and better legislation for that, anti-discrimination policies, changes in the Section 377 and other laws.

We’re feeling proud at the sight of the extravaganza. This is the 10th year and we hope there are more and more years with growing participation from everyone.