India’s lesbian and gay community has long been marginalized, but now a new movement is gaining traction.
The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Festival has sprung up in Mumbai to help push back against discriminatory practices in Indian society, and a new initiative aims to turn the festival into a global phenomenon.
According to organizers, the festival, which starts on July 18, aims to unite and unite lesbians and gays around the world by offering “unconditional and unconditional love and support.”
It also hopes to give a platform for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people to meet up for “positive conversations about love, freedom and empowerment.”
In a statement, organizers say the festival is an attempt to “celebrate the diversity of the lesbian, Gay and Bisexual community and the unique achievements of the gay and lesbian community in India.” They add: The celebration of the LGBT community is inextricably linked to the celebration of women and girls and the rights of all marginalized groups.
The festival is a way to show respect and support to all lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer communities across the world.
This year, more than 400,000 people have taken part in the festival.
The event will feature a variety of entertainment and performances, as well as a range of activities to support LGBT rights in India, including yoga, art, dance and film.
Organizers say the event will be a “symbolic act of love, unity and acceptance.”
The festival aims to take the idea of LGBT rights to the next level, and says that it aims to “strengthen the lives of those marginalized communities who are still not included in our society.”
The festival will also be an opportunity for Indian LGBTI people to work with one another to improve the country’s anti-LGBT laws.
The Indian government has recently announced it is considering new anti-discrimination laws, which will include sexual orientation and gender identity, and gay rights activists are calling on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sign the bill into law.