Sunday, July 25, 2010

Queer pride keralam - English Media

LGBT people stage Queer Pride Parade, The Hindu, THRISSUR, July 3 2010

"Members of alternative sexuality groups from various States took out a ‘Queer Pride Parade' here on Friday to celebrate the first anniversary of the Delhi High Court's landmark verdict which decriminalised homosexuality.

About 500 LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people participated in the rally in an attempt to assert their rightful space in society...."

Freedom in God’s own country, New Indian Express, July 24 2010

" Lesbians and bisexuals and transgendered people claiming the streets, pushing the mainstream to the margins for once. Cars slow down, bus drivers for once don’t race through the streets. Everyone stops to stare. Life stood still for a few hours as we marched. The sheer exhilaration of taking centrestage, the defiance in the air lifting our spirits to new highs. The heteronormative gaze challenged by this colourful spectacle. .........."

Gay pride, fanaticism queer the pitch in Kerala, Times of India, July 5 2010

"Last Wednesday, lesbians, gays, bi-sexuals and transgenders marched along the main thoroughfare in Thrissur, Kerala's cultural capital, in what was the most publicised queer pride the state has seen since the Delhi high court decriminalising homosexuality last year.........."

Kerala Celebrates One Year Of Gay Freedom, Yentha, July 2 2010

"It is one year since the Delhi High Court ruling decriminalising homosexuality has come into effect. Activists in Kerala have decided to celebrate the occasion by conducting what is known as a Queer Pride, in Thrissur..........."

Kerala to host its first gay parade, Times of India, July 1 2010

"Kerala's first "Queer Pride" parade will march through Thrissur on July 2. Gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders will participate to demand that they be treated as normal people. Activists of sexual minority groups are hopeful the event will "improve awareness about them and get better acceptance"............"

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