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“What’s Normal Anyway?” Over 1,000 Attend Vadodara’s Queer Pride Parade

The members danced to the beats of the drums and sang to rejoice their id.

Vadodara: 

Gujarat’s Vadodara on Sunday held a Queer Pleasure Parade which noticed the participation of over a thousand members of the Lesbian Homosexual Bisexual Transgender Intersex (LGBTI) neighborhood.

“We are calling it Vadodara LGBTQ Sammaan Yatra. This parade is being held to push for the equal rights and dignity for lesbians, bi-sexuals, and the LGBTQ community. This is to tell the society that we all have a right to live with dignity,” Kartika, a member of Discussion board Basis, stated whereas talking to information company ANI.

“If the Supreme Court had struck down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which criminalised same-sex relations, then the society should also support us,” added Kartika.

The parade attendees marched by way of the streets of Vadodara holding rainbow flags and placards with messages that voiced assist for the LGBTQ neighborhood. 

A few of the placards learn: “Dad, We Need To Talk” and “What Is Normal Anyway?”

The members, wearing rainbow colors, danced to the beats of the drums and sang to rejoice their id. 

On September 6 final 12 months, a five-judge bench of the Supreme Court docket – headed by former Chief Justice Dipak Misra, comprising Justices DY Chandrachud, Rohinton Fali Nariman, A M Khanwilkar and Indu Malhotra – introduced the decriminalisation of homosexuality. 

Part 377 of the IPC is a legislation that criminalised homosexuality, punishable for a jail time period of 10 years. The legislation punished “carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal” and thus had greater implications for same-sex relationships.

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