The 150-year-old law that criminalized consensual gay sex in India was struck down by India’s Supreme Court in September of 2018. The law, called Section 377, was imposed during British rule. The repeal follows decades of struggles for LGBTQ activists and supporters.
So if you see a more diverse and joyous crowd of celebrants during Pride celebrations this year in India, you know why. Photos from AP and Getty Images are from Guwahiati and Mumbai.