Delhi Queer Pride 2008

This June 29th, for the first time, Queer Pride celebrations will erupt on the streets of Delhi, alongside simultaneous marches in Kolkata and Bangalore!

Queer Pride is a celebration. It is about loving who we are, whether lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, hijra or straight, and affirming everyone’s right to be respected for their own sexual choices.

This year, queer people, friends, and allies take this message to the streets!


After day long negotiations with the police, we have to make changes to our route for Delhi Queer Pride ’08 since Sec 144 [which prohibits gatherings in large parts of Central Delhi, including CP] prevents us from marching from Regal through Central Park as planned. We now have a new route and a new meeting point with full police permission and support!

NEW MEETING POINT: The corner of Barakhamba Road and Tolstoy Marg, just south of the Metro station on Barakhamba Road, and in front of the Intercontinental Hotel on Tolstoy Marg
NEW ROUTE: We get a much longer walk! We walk to a clear road blocked of traffic by the police [thank you!] down Tolstoy Marg, past the intersection with Janpath, and then to Jantar Mantar as originally planned, where we will have celebrating, singing, speeches and a candlelight vigil.
SAME MEETING TIME: 5:30pm on 29th June!

********Forward this message widely to your queer friends and straight allies — lets get everyone out on Sunday! Please post on all blogs or messageboards where you think there might be any interest this!**********

**If you want to be out on the street and yet under cover, we will provide masks to cover your face, or bring something along yourself. Nevertheless, please remember this is a public event.**

Delhi Queer Pride Commitee is an open forum of city residents. Anyone can join – please email to be part of organising Delhi Queer Pride ’08. We are also fundraising for the Pride, so email if you want to contribute or volunteer!


~ by mortarandpestle on June 19, 2008.

3 Responses to “Delhi Queer Pride 2008”

  1. […] Filed under: Coming out, Sexuality — Araliya @ 3:16 pm Tags: Coming out, Sexuality From Mortar and Pestle: This June, for the first time, Queer Pride celebrations will erupt on the streets of Delhi, […]

  2. It was a very colorful and positive event. Congrats to the organizers.

    PS. People, please sign the open letter at


  3. thanx to the organisers for organising such a marvellous event…..i really felt proud being a repectable part of LGBT community……

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