Delhi’s gays set for celebrate July 2June 17th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Delhi’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community will come together July 2 to celebrate the second anniversary of the 2009 Delhi High Court’s ruling decriminalising homosexuality.
Talking about the celebrations, one of the organisers said: “The annual gay pride has become a big event, so we are planning to have it near India Gate later this year. But the July 2 celebrations will be near the Jantar Mantar”.
“The celebrations next month will be on a smaller scale. We will distribute pamphlets informing people about the significance of the day and reminding them about our fight for our rights,” the organiser added.
In 2009, the high court decriminalised consensual sex between same sex couples, ruling that section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalises gay sex among consenting adults, was a violation of fundamental rights. The ruling was welcomed by the gay community amid celebrations and lot of fanfare in Delhi and across the country.
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