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Mumbai Gay Pride Sets Its Sights On Abolishing An Outdated Section Of The Indian Penal Code

Mumbai Gay Pride Sets Its Sights On Abolishing An Outdated Section Of The Indian Penal Code
Updated 4 months ago

Sometimes it takes the law a little while to catch up with public opinion. For instance, in India, Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code says that sexual acts "against the order of nature" are illegal and punishable by law. At Mumbai Pride 2018, the LGBTQ community decided to single out the outdated and homophobic law. 

The event was a beautiful protest of an incredibly unfair statute.

As always, the event also highlighted equal rights for the LGBTQ community, and encouraged pride amongst LGBTQ individuals.

Mumbai was feeling the love:

This past January, India's Supreme Court agreed to review Section 377 of the Penal Code, which they had previously approved in 2013. Let's hope some of them have looked at these pictures from Mumbai Pride. No one deserves to live in fear because of their sexuality.