When you look at the major cities of India, many of them now have their own pride parade. In 2018, Chennai celebrated their 10th pride parade, while cities like Jamshedpur and Lucknow held their first and second pride respectively. This goes on to show that the voices raised by a handful of people all those years ago in the bigger cities like Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi, are now being taken forward by the LGBTQ+ community and the allies in several parts of India.
Source: Tanmoy Bhaduri via The Quint
That is quite a silver lining, to be honest.
But that hardly shows the full picture of what goes on behind the scenes, behind the big rainbow flags and colourful posters and smiling faces that we get to see in the parades. Over there, the gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender people and all others along the rainbow spectrum are in…
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