This video is called Gay Pride Parade India – 29 June 2008.
By Jerome Taylor from Britain:
Minority report: Gay Indians demand a British apology
Over the years Britain has been asked to apologise for many historical wrongs but activists in India are about to demand another apology.
Sixty-six years after Mahatma Gandhi told the British to quit India from a park in Mumbai, thousands of gay activists will gather in the same park tomorrow to call on the British government to apologise for introducing anti-sodomy laws that still make homosexuality illegal in India today.
Their call will be issued during the first gay pride march in Mumbai for three years and is part of a wider campaign to abolish a Section 377 of the Indian penal code which outlaws “unnatural sexual offences” and theoretically punishes anal or oral sex with up to ten years in prison.
In practice no-one has been prosecuted under the law in the past two decades but it has been used by officials to counter the work of HIV activists in some Indian states.
Report on the parade: here.
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