Delhi Pride Largest Ever

Hundreds of LGBT activists in New Delhi have marched in a Pride parade.
Organisers say Sunday’s procession was one of the largest seen in the event’s five-year history.
Those taking part carried a nearly 15-meter-long rainbow banner and held placards calling on the Indian government to extend anti-discrimination laws to schools, workplaces and public and private areas.
The sound of traditional Indian drums filled the parade with a mood of celebration and dance.
India is home to an estimated 2.5 million ‘gay citizens’, according to India’s ANI news agency.
But for most of the country’s LGB citizens, social stigma is a daily reality. Many are unwilling to openly admit their sexual preferences and even forced to try reverse them.
Last year, the country’s Health Minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad, told a conference that homosexuality was “unnatural and a foreign disease.”
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