Citizen Action Network, Anmol Seva Sansthan, Mitra Shringar Samiti, and Center for Social Justice, joined forces to organise the Bhopal’s first pride parade along with many more engaging events from 13th – 17th May 2017.
The citizens of Bhopal came in large numbers to show support for an equal and inclusive society. “Rainbow flags, colourful costumes, fancy headgears, masks and posters with powerful messages filled the air with festivity as people marched over 2 km towards Hotel Lakeview Ranjit. The message was clear — I am a human too with rights. People from all walks of life marched as one chanting slogans like ‘I am gay and that’s okay’, ‘My body, my rights’. ” writes TOI
“It is not anyone’s mistake to be born different. We need to change with the time and give everyone their basic. I see so many people coming out of the closet to embrace their sexuality without feeling alienated from the society. This is a great initiative and we all must accept each other with all our similarities and differences for a more peaceful co-existence,” said Sheela Purohit, who had come to attend the parade.