Heavy rains Capital celebrates first LGBTQ bike parade NEW DELHI. The day, July 2, 2009, marks the date when the Delhi High Court repealed Section 377 that criminalises homosexuality.And a host of Delhiites decided to mark the day this year, with a first-of-its-kind queer bike parade. “This bike pride is more than what it looks at the surface. It stands for the fact that there is space for as much LGBTQIA events as we want. Innovative thinking attracts people. We want to be heard and such events start a conversation,” says Abhishek Saini, co-founder, Those In Need, one of the organisers.
The path of love is not an easy one, but the thunder and incessant rains couldn’t do much to deter Delhi’s first LGBTQ bike pride parade that took place on Sunday. Organised by Scruff and Those In Need, a not-for-profit organisation and supported by many other NGOs like Azad Foundation and The Humsafar Trust, the parade started from the Qutab Institutional Area and culminated at Hauz Khas Village. Biker groups like Bikerni, Full Throttle, Parindey and Women’s International Motorcycle Association made this event a reality. Agarwal believes that the rain “signifies our struggle. Doesn’t matter what the obstacle, we always move with our struggle.
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