That year, over 1, cases were sent for trial. Rainbow colours are used all around the world to identify people and places with "queer-friendly" attitudes. These women sport rainbow-coloured scarves - a global symbol of Gay Pride - and carry placards with slogans on the march. Since MarchSaudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19, air raids across Yemen. As the Supreme Court prepared to hear the case, more than 25 other Indians with varied social and economic backgrounds joined them. Members of the LGBT community and their supporters marched at the annual Delhi Queer Pride Parade, shouting slogans and holding placards amid growing calls to decriminalize gay sex in the country.
A man raises a placard against India's right-wing Hindus who say gay people can be cured of their homosexuality.
While some broke into hip-swinging Bollywood-style dance, there were many who kept their identities under wraps by wearing colourful masks. Gay marriage, they said, is still a long way off. It was only inafter such marches and protests hit cities across the country, that the Delhi High Court repealed section of Indian Penal Code - according to which homosexual sexual relations was deemed a criminal offence. The rainbow flag is a symbol of LGBT pride, celebrating the diversity of sexual identity.
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