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Imphal stages first pride to fight discrimination

in INDIA, 22/03/2014

Holding placards reading ‘Knock out Sec 377’, ‘We are not sex toy, No No Sec 377’, a small group of people from different walks of life staged the first-ever pride in the bustling streets of Imphal yesterday, according to Indian media.

Clad in colorful skirts, pants and funky costumes, some 50 participants wearing colored garlands came together to express their pride and joy.

While the turnout was modest, organizers were upbeat and said this was only a beginning.

It was only last month when Guwahati became the first city in the northeastern region – bordering Bangladesh and Myanmar – to hold a pride, according to The Indian Express.

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