Hundreds of people gathered to watch the LGBT dancers perform.
In April, Uttar Pradesh held its first Pride march, showing how the Indian city’s LGBT community is becoming increasingly visible.
Then last weekend, hundreds of people gathered to watch Uttar Pradesh’s first ever queer flashmob. The joyous event took place on the Gomti Riverfront and was organised by the Awadh Queer Committee and the Humsafar Trust to celebrate International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.
The crowds were entertained by fabulous dancers who performed to a mix of Hindi and English songs. The audience were then invited to join in with the fun themselves.
A college student named Apoorva spoke to The Times of India:
“I am surprised to see such an event happening in a city like Lucknow. I am here with my boyfriend and see I am now dancing with these guys who are fighting for their rights in a unique way.”
Photographer Priyansh Tripathi told Gaylaxy:
“It was an awesome experience to be part of something this good. I feel honoured, and it was indeed a historical day in Lucknow’s history. Section 377 must go, we are now living in freaking 21st century.”
The historic event was reported in The Lucknow Times
— Lucknow Times (@lucknowtoi) May 22, 2017