Everyone, regardless of age, sexuality or their gender identity, can join in here to spread the word of love all around!
Lucknow is known for its Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb which draws its existence from the age-old plinth of syncretism and now in this era, there's another form of inclusivity which the city has assembled a safe space for.
Awadh Queer Pride is now in its 5th year and with the obliteration of Section 377, the enforcement of LGBTQ+ rights and unconditional support from allies, the journey for a major chunk of the pride community has become a tad bit easier! The tone of the event was birthed from the concept of rebellion and revolution, five years ago, and this February, it's once again time for all of us to come out.
A walk to remember!
'Pride' means a lot of things to different people- for some, it's a time for celebrations and for others, a period of reflection. Sexual inclusivity and empowerment have been a challenging concept in our society but now times are changing and this 'walk', will mark just that. Awadh Queer Pride 2021 will be taking place on the 28th of February at Lohia Park and it will kickstart from 1 PM and go on till 5 PM. Everyone, regardless of age, sexuality or their gender identity, can join in here to spread the word of love all around!
This event will be unique in many ways this year because it's going to be the very first time when the LGBTQ+ community will not be marching but gathering, with all corona safety protocols in place. There will be different games coupled with mindless dancing, free HIV testing, an array of performances, Queershala, Pride Exhibition and so much more!
"...dedicated to those who are not here today; for those who have come forward & for those, who will someday join us"
Syed Raza, a member of the core community, stated, "Our gathering is against the lies related to our existence, hate-mongering activities and xenophobia of course, that is currently sweeping our country. We are against the instigators of hatred and terror. Our pride is dedicated to those who are not here today; for those who have come forward and for those, who will someday join us. We stand with all who continue to speak the truth with all their power."
Remember, acceptance and kindness come for free!