In Taipei, thousands of supporters of same-sex marriage gathered outside parliament, which was set to vote on a series of bills that could offer same-sex couples similar legal protections for marriage as heterosexuals.
Members of the LGBTQ community, activists, parents of community members gathered in South Kolkata this Sunday afternoon. The crowd waved rainbow flags and wore colourful clothes to celebrate not only their individuality but also the recent Supreme Court victory.
The video, which has been viewed 2.83 lakh times, was uploaded on September 7, a day after the Supreme Court passed its verdict decriminalising consensual same-sex relations, which was previously punishable under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code.
Organised by Samapathik Trust, which has been working on issues of the LGBTI community in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad for more than 17 years, the festival will present various forms of Marathi literature that have highlighted LGBTI issues.
Goa-based Rodricks and Ruby Almeida, who runs the Global Network of Rainbow Catholics, which brings together organisations working for the pastoral care and justice for LGBT individuals living in every continent, met Cardinal Gracias in Mumbai to appraise him of their plans.
Kitty Su, one of the most famous night clubs in Delhi, organised 'Under the Rainbow', a unique fashion show featuring transgender models, drag queens and differently-abled people. Designers like Rohit Bal, Namrata Joshipura, Pallavi Mohan and others lend their support.
One of the petitioners challenging the constitutional validity of section 377 in the Supreme Court spoke with The Indian Express about his journey, how he told the truth to his parents, girlfriend and friends.