While you were Netflix and chilling on Saturday, thousands of Mumbaikars assembled at August Kranti Maidan for the Pride Parade. The march marked the end of the Pride Month—a celebration of the LGBTQ community in India. The Pride Parade is a culturally significant movement, a march against the Section 377 and its societal implications. This year, a reported 14,000 people joined the parade, including mothers and doctors, to show their solidarity. To say that the Pride Parade is significant to fashion is only to state the obvious. It is when street style has a purpose – to use clothing, accessories and make-up as a form of self expression and a socio-political statement. Click through for snapshots from the parade.
Photographs courtesy Anurag Banerjee