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Pride parade: Rainbow colours take over Chennai

Marching for equality: Participants of the Chennai Rainbow Pride Parade 2019 at Langs Garden Road in Pudupet on Sunday.

Marching for equality: Participants of the Chennai Rainbow Pride Parade 2019 at Langs Garden Road in Pudupet on Sunday.  

Chennai Rainbow Pride Parade 2019 held

The Chennai Rainbow Pride Parade 2019 on Sunday afternoon added colours to the skies over Egmore with a sea of rainbow flags and banners.

Members of the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer) community as well as their friends joined them in a march.

Equality for all

June is observed as Pride Month world over, and pride parades are held across the world. Banners reading “I refuse to be invisible”; “Everyone deserves equality”; and “Straight, but not narrow”, were carried by participants at the parade.

Several of them said it was important to create awareness about the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. The pride parade gave them an opportunity to come together and celebrate their identity.

The crowd that gathered for the march broke into a dance, often accompanied by music, and posed for photos.

Some brought their pets that were wearing small bows or leashes in rainbow colours.

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