Gujarat LGBT Pride

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LGBT Pride marches have been held in the Indian state of Gujarat in various cities since 2013.[1] The first LGBT pride march was held in Surat on 6 October 2013. Since then, pride march in the state has been held in Ahmedabad and Vadodara.[2]

History[edit]

2013[edit]

The first pride march in Gujarat was held in Surat on 6 October 2013.[3] The march was organised by LGBT activist Swagat Shah.[1] Over 150 participants from across Gujarat and Mumbai took part. The march started from New Civil Court and ended at Kargil Chowk.[4] On 1 December, a 2nd pride march was held in Ahmedabad.[5] The march started from IT building at and ended at Gandhi Ashram.[6] Ahmedabad mayor Meenaxiben Patel was the chief guest and flagged the march. Participants included school students, students from IIMA and parents of LGBTQ people.[7] Manvendra Singh Gohil did not participate in the pride and said one should not be aping the West.[8]

2014[edit]

In 2014, pride march was organised in Vadodara city on 30 November from Genda Circle to Chakli circle.[9] On 29 November, ‘Best of Kashish’ - a movie package of the best films screened at the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival- were screened, followed by dance, music and other art performances showcasing local talent of Vadodara at Swastik Auditorium at Ellora Park area .[10][11] Another march was held in Ahmedabad on 1 December from Bata House to Income Tax Circle.[9] Over 300 people took part in the 2nd pride held in Ahmedabad.[12]

2018[edit]

Pride march was held in Ahmedabad after a gap of 4 years on 24 February. The march began from Kanoria Centre for Arts and ended at Darpana Academy of Performing Arts and was attended by 200 people.[13] [14] A queer conference titled Sambandh too was organised a day before the march.[15] The city of Vadodara held a pride march under the banner Vadodara Samman Yatra on 1 July.[16] The march started from Dairy Den Circle and culminated at Yog Niketan.[17]

2019[edit]

In 2019, Ahmedabad pride march was held on 24 February from Ankur Char Rasta to the Darpana Academy.[18] A panel discussion SamBandh: Dissident sketches was held as part of the pride celebration.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gujarat set for first LGBT parade". mid-day. 6 October 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
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  3. ^ "First gay parade held in India's Gujarat state". The Telegraph. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Over 150 People Walk In Gujarat's First Pride March". Gaylaxy Magazine. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  5. ^ "After Surat, Ahmedabad Set to Host Gujarat's 2nd LGBT Pride March?". Apnaahangout. 26 November 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  6. ^ passion; Up, Loves Reading Non-Fictions When the Sun Is; dawn, works as Business Analyst from dusk to (29 November 2013). "Gujarat's Second LGBT Pride March In Ahmedabad On 1st Dec". Gaylaxy Magazine. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  7. ^ passion; Up, Loves Reading Non-Fictions When the Sun Is; dawn, works as Business Analyst from dusk to (3 December 2013). "Mayor of Ahmedabad Flags Off LGBT Pride March". Gaylaxy Magazine. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Walking with pride - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  9. ^ a b there, Dharmarajan MJust like half of the guys out; Transistors, A. Guy Selling Stuff After Studying; amplifiers...Yep, solid state; Engineer-turned-MBA!; Criminal, Also a; Know, If You Do Need to (25 November 2014). "Back to Back Pride Marches in Gujarat, Baroda on Nov 30th and Ahmedabad on Dec 1st". Gaylaxy Magazine. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  10. ^ Dilip, Mangala (23 November 2014). "Baroda's First LGBT Pride Festival: "We Pay Taxes, We do our Duties; Why Don't we have Equal Rights?"". International Business Times, India Edition. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Gujarat gears up LGBT pride march in Vadodara, Ahmedabad". The Indian Express. 29 November 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Ahmedabad witnesses first-ever LGBT rally". DNA India. 2 December 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  13. ^ "The Streets of Ahmedabad Turn Rainbow, Courtesy the Pride Parade". The Quint. 19 February 2018. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  14. ^ "Ahmedabad set to celebrate love in pride march on February 18 - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  15. ^ "As Ahmedabad Displayed Rainbow Colours, Only a Few Parents Showed". The Quint. 23 February 2018. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  16. ^ "Asia's Premier News Agency - India News, Business & Political, National & International, Bollywood, Sports | ANI News". www.aninews.in. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  17. ^ day; founder, transforms into a writer at night He is also the; magazine, editor of Gaylaxy (24 June 2018). "Pride March in Chennai Today, Vadodara and Bhopal Next in Line". Gaylaxy Magazine. Retrieved 15 June 2019.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  18. ^ "City gets ready for its first Pride Parade post 377 verdict - The Times Of India - Ahmedabad, 2/18/2019". epaper.timesgroup.com. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  19. ^ "Ahmedabad to host annual queer pride parade today". DNA India. 24 February 2019. Retrieved 15 June 2019.