The first Bangalore pride since decriminalization of homosexuality was epic

The photos of a mum and her gay son dressed in rainbow saris are beautiful

One of India’s major Pride marches has wrapped up in Bangalore as revellers celebrated this year’s historic decision to decriminalize homosexuality.

Thousands of people joined the 11th Namma Pride parade and danced in the streets in colorful outfits to celebrate the city’s LGBTI community Bangalore the capital of south-western state of Karnataka.

The ‘Coalition for Sex workers, Sexual & Sexuality Minorities’ Rights (CSMR) – Bengaluru’ which is a coalition of many LGBTQI organizations and allied groups across Karnataka organizes the annual parade.

‘Namma’ means ours in the state’s Kannada language. It can be described as a call to ownership, to identification, and pleas for oneness, ‘something the LGBTQI community in Bengaluru and across Karnataka increasingly craves for and needs’, organizers said.

by Shannon Power
Source – Gay Star News