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Bangalore Gay Pride Parade | by nickjohnson
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Bangalore Gay Pride Parade

Bengalore, India celebrates its second annual gay pride parade, and I came to support and take photos. There was a crowd of perhaps 1000 (and I'd guess that maybe 5% were foreigners).

 

There was a police escort, and I didn't notice any violence. Nonetheless, Indian culture can be conservative with respect to gay rights, and so many participants chose to wear masks.

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Taken on June 28, 2009