Rakshita (Raks) Patel (rakspatel) wrote in mycroft_brolly,
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London protest against India's recriminalisation of gay sex

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Photographer: Met Police Officer!

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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:
http://on.fb.me/1cmdbn8
The hashtags to use for the protest were #LGBTIndiaProtest and #repeal377.

A report and more photos from the protest can be found here:
http://www.petertatchellfoundation.org/india/india-londoners-support-lgbt-decriminalisation

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

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Photographer: Rakshita Patel

My previous feature on this issue can be found here:
http://mycroft-brolly.livejournal.com/416678.html

Background

India Supreme Court recriminalizes homosexuality:
http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/india-supreme-court-finds-sodomy-law-constitutional-throws-issue-back-lawmakers111213

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.
http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/indias-gay-sex-ban-worst-event-happen-global-gay-rights111213
Tags: big society, gay, lgbt, london, peter tatchell, politics
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