'Queer azadi zindabad!' is Mumbai's Slogan Today

Published: July 2, 2010

Today, July 2, the LGBT community celebrates an important anniversary. This day last year the Delhi High Court passed a landmark judgment decriminalizing sexual acts between consenting adults of the same sex, which had long been illegal under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code.

The Court may have ruled in favor of scrapping the clause, but Queer Azadi, representing Mumbai’s LGBTI community, say this fulfils only "our most basic demand."

Queer in India stands for all LGBTI people — Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex, and for Hijra, Kothi, Panthi communities. "We are still asking for queer azadi (freedom) because discrimination against us still exists. Many people continue to hate and fear us queers," states the Queer Azadi blog.

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