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PIX: Parading around the world queer, colourful

Last updated on: July 4, 2011 11:42 IST

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Two years since the Delhi high court decriminalised homosexuality there has been no looking back for the lesbian gay bisexual and transgender community, marked the second year of celebrations on Saturday.

The show was dull in comparison to the gay pride parade, which is usually held in November every year in the capital. Most of the people present were spectators and the area was teeming with mediapersons.

On July 2, 2009, the Delhi high court struck down the provisions of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalised gay sex among consenting adults.

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Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters
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Participants attend a Queer Azaadi, an event promoting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights in New Delhi July 2.

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Hundreds of gay rights supporters took to the streets to celebrate Gay Pride Festival 2011, one of a host of worldwide celebrations during gay pride month in June. The celebrations extended till the first few days of July as millions of revellers attended parades in London and Madrid on Saturday.

Image: Participants take part in the annual Pride London parade
Photographs: Paul Hacket/Reuters
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Organisers in Madrid said 1.5 million people attended  three-day festival that featured a 1.2 mile parade on Saturday that winded from Puerta de Alcala to Plaza de Espana in the city center.

Image: The parade in Madrid
Photographs: Andrea Comas/Reuters
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A reveller poses during the annual Gay Pride parade in Madrid, which was held with the theme of marriage and against HIV. The right to equality was directed at the Partido Popular who started an action in the Constitutional Court against same sex marriage.

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Participants march during the annual Gay Pride parade in Lima. The march inaugurated by Lima's Mayor Susana Villaran highlights issues of the gay, lesbian and transgender community.

Photographs: Mariana Bazo/Reuters
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Participants perform with a bus made of cardboard that says "avenue revolution, dignity and freedom march during the annual Gay Pride parade in Lima.

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A reveller blows a kiss during a gay pride parade in Oaxaca July 2. Some 250 LGBT rights activists participated in the parade.


Photographs: Jorge Luis Plata/Reuters
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A man puts on his high heel shoes before the annual race on high heels during Gay Pride celebrations in the quarter of Chueca in Madrid. The winner of the race received a prize of 1000 euros.

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A contestant celebrates finishing the annual race on high heels after losing one of his shoes at the start of the race during Gay Pride celebrations in the quarter of Chueca in Madrid.

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A reveller takes part in a gay pride parade in Mexico City on June 25. Thousands of LGBT rights activists participated in the annual parade.

Photographs: Claudia Daut/Reuters
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A participant in the Gay Pride Parade pretends to propose to a New York City Police officer in New York.

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People carry a rainbow flag during the 15th Gay Pride Parade in Avenida Paulista in Sao Paulo June. More than 3 million LGBTs took part in the annual Sao Paulo Gay Pride Parade, making it the world's largest gay pride march, according to Brazilian tourism authorities.

Photographs: Nacho Doce/Reuters
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A participant in the Gay Pride Parade holds a sign reading, 'Promise Kept!' in reference to the recent legalization of gay marriage as they march past the Stonewall Inn in New York.

Photographs: Jessica Rinald/Reuters
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Revellers pose during the gay pride parade in San Salvador.

Photographs: Luis Galdamez/Reuters
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A man takes part in the Gay Pride Parade in New York. The parade, an annual tradition here celebrating diversity and tolerance, streams past the historic Stonewall Inn in Manhattan's West Village, where riots broke out 42 years ago after police raided the gay-friendly bar, sparking what has become the modern day US gay rights movement.

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A reveller attends the annual gay pride parade in Califonia, one of the most largest and inclusive queer marches in the world.

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Stuart Gaffney and John Lewis, who have been together for 24 years, attend the 41st Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride parade in San Francisco. As the 41st annual gay pride parade filled the streets with colour, music and more than a little nudity on Sunday, many revellers drew added inspiration from where New York lawmakers recently legalised same-sex marriage.

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The energy coursing through the boisterous celebration seemed even more electric than usual, and attendees said they were optimistic that California would soon join the six other US states where gay couples enjoy full marriage rights.

Photographs: Luis Galdamez/Reuters
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A transvestite attends the 15th Gay Parade in Avenida Paulista in Sao Paulo. Participants have a lot to celebrate, including a ruling in May by the Supreme Court that recognised the rights of same-sex couples regarding their rights to visit each other in hospital and jointly own property in the same way married couples do.

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Gay pride marches were meanwhile taking place throughout Latin America, including a huge 15,000-strong parade in Mexico City -- the first city in the region to legalise same-sex marriage and give adoption rights to those couples.


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