Mumbai, as a city, is extremely supportive of the LGBT cause. The Mumbai Queer Film Festival is one such example of the city’s solidarity. Dedicated to screening gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer films, it brings together the audience and the makers to help create social change. The 6th KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival held from May 27th – 31st, 2015 was officially South Asia’s biggest LGBT film festival. Every year, ‘Pride Parade’ or ‘Queer Azaadi March’ used to be held in the city to protest the now-defunct Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, 1890.
Out of the closet and straight into these LGBTQ friendly destinations! The recent Supreme Court ruling decriminalising Section 377 has brought about good cheer for the community.
Queer film festivals, pride parades, special tour operators and the ever growing members of the LGBTQ community are indicators that Indians are getting to be quite accepting of this alternative lifestyle.
Not only can LGBTQs now shun the fear of the law, they can also feel liberated by enjoying a stay in any of these cities, which are highly tolerant and friendly towards members of the community.
Image Credit: Getty
Reference source: www.holidify.com