January 11th, 2014

Me with Red Ribbon

London protest against India's recriminalisation of gay sex

Photographer: Met Police Officer!

Photographer: Peter Tatchell!

Last month (December 2013) India took a huge step backwards on the road to LGBT and gay equality by recriminalising homosexual acts between consulting adults.

Today (Saturday 11 January 2014) I attended a demo in London to protest against India's recriminalisation of gay sex and my two best photos from the protest are above. One was very kindly taken by a Met police officer and the other by Peter Tatchell!

Event details:
The hashtags to use for the protest were #LGBTIndiaProtest and #repeal377.

A report and more photos from the protest can be found here:

For the first time ever, I actually made my own sign which I am very proud of. It is here:

Photographer: Rakshita Patel

My previous feature on this issue can be found here:


India Supreme Court recriminalizes homosexuality:

India's gay sex ban "worst event to happen in global gay rights"
In one fell swoop, the Supreme Court ruling on homosexuality has recriminalized the lives of 17.5% of the world's gay population.