DNA India reports:
Bigger, bolder and more politically assertive. The gay pride march was all these things as Mumbai kept its annual date with the Rainbow on Saturday. The streets were bursting with colours and the energy was palpable. Among the nearly 5,000 that walked, a substantial chunk was formed by the parents of members of the LGBTQ community, who came to support their children and each other. Several others from different parts of the world also flew down to be a part of this fast-growing movement. Pradip Divgikar, whose actor, VJ, and choreographer son Sushant represented India at the Mr Gay World competition last year, grinned as he told dna, “He’s gay and I’m happy.” Sushant, the industrial psychology post-grad, hugged his dad as he said, “I want all parents of LGBTQ children to be like him.
This weekend’s march was also a protest of Section 377, India’s recently reinstated criminalization of homosexuality.