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Lucknow, India Holds its First Pride Parade

Lucknow held its first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer and Asexual Pride Parade Sunday.

Joined by family members who came out in support of the first pride parade in the capital of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, LGBTIQAs hit the streets of Lucknow, India in an open display of dignity.

"Lucknow was the epicenter of gay culture in the Gangetic plain which was evident in even its literature such as Umrao Jan Ada and was suppressed by the British. We are only keeping the tradition alive though the modern Indian political class is ashamed of it," Ashok Row Kavi, chairman of Humsafar Trust, told the Times of India.

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Muslim queers also took to the streets of the capital.
Muslim queers also took to the streets of the capital. Photo:AWADH PRIDE Lucknow / Facebook
Women played a large part in Lucknow
Women played a large part in Lucknow's first pride parade. Photo:AWADH PRIDE Lucknow / Facebook
Revelers at the first pride parade in Lucknow.
Revelers at the first pride parade in Lucknow. Photo:AWADH PRIDE Lucknow / Facebook
People hold the rainbow flag as they marched from Sikanderbagh Crossing to Gandhi Park at Hazratganj.
People hold the rainbow flag as they marched from Sikanderbagh Crossing to Gandhi Park at Hazratganj. Photo:AWADH PRIDE Lucknow / Facebook
LGBTIQAs activists make their message clear in Lucknow.
LGBTIQAs activists make their message clear in Lucknow. Photo:AWADH PRIDE Lucknow / Facebook
People from Mumbai, Kolkata, Chandigarh and Jaipur also came out for Lucknow
People from Mumbai, Kolkata, Chandigarh and Jaipur also came out for Lucknow's pride parade. Photo:AWADH PRIDE Lucknow / Facebook
Pride participants pose for the cameras.
Pride participants pose for the cameras. Photo:AWADH PRIDE Lucknow / Facebook
Activists came prepared with homemade signs.
Activists came prepared with homemade signs. Photo:AWADH PRIDE Lucknow / Facebook
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