Friday, March 20, 2015

‘North East Pride 2015’

Clickhappy! Mar '15
A photo-report by Pawan Dhall

Guwahati witnessed a colourful and energetic ‘North East Pride 2015’ on February 15, 2015, which attracted around 200 participants from all north-eastern states and other parts of India. Commencing at Dighalipukuri, the second queer pride walk hosted by the city in two years merrily made its way to the end point at Guwahati Club Rotary Point. Apart from the usual revelry of music, dance, slogans, rainbow flags and banners that mark most pride walks, poetry reading sessions, display of posters with sketches, and rousing speeches by human rights activists calling for an end to gender injustice of all kinds made the event – to quote from the event’s invitational material – very much a “people’s pride”.

Pawan Dhall aspires to be a rainbow journalist and believes in taking a stand, even if it’s on the fence – the view is better from there!

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