Hundreds march in New Delhi for gay pride

Published December 1, 2014
Participants hold a placard during Gay Pride Parade, in New Delhi, November 30, 2014. - Reuters
Participants hold a placard during Gay Pride Parade, in New Delhi, November 30, 2014. - Reuters
An Indian member and supporter of the LGBT community takes part in a Gay Pride Parade in New Delhi on November 30, 2014. - AFP
An Indian member and supporter of the LGBT community takes part in a Gay Pride Parade in New Delhi on November 30, 2014. - AFP
Indian members and supporters of the LGBT community hold placards and dance during a Gay Pride Parade in New Delhi on November 30, 2014. - AFP
Indian members and supporters of the LGBT community hold placards and dance during a Gay Pride Parade in New Delhi on November 30, 2014. - AFP
A participant holds a rainbow coloured placard during the Gay Pride Parade in New Delhi, November 30, 2014. - Reuters
A participant holds a rainbow coloured placard during the Gay Pride Parade in New Delhi, November 30, 2014. - Reuters
A participant takes a selfie during the Gay Pride Parade in New Delhi, November 30, 2014. - Reuters
A participant takes a selfie during the Gay Pride Parade in New Delhi, November 30, 2014. - Reuters
Indian members and supporters of the LGBT community hold placards as they take part in a Gay Pride Parade in New Delhi on November 30, 2014. - AFP
Indian members and supporters of the LGBT community hold placards as they take part in a Gay Pride Parade in New Delhi on November 30, 2014. - AFP

Hundreds of gay rights activists marched through central New Delhi on Sunday to demand an end to discrimination against members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) community in India.

Holding balloons, flags and placards, activists and their supporters sang songs and danced to the beat of drums as they held hands and walked in the rally, which has been held annually over the past few years.

Many wore multi-colored wigs, while others wore face masks or had painted their faces. Some activists carried a 15-metre rainbow-coloured banner, a symbol of LGBT pride. - Text by AP

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