January 28 witnessed one of the biggest pride parades in India.
More than 14,000 people including straight allies came out in support of the LGBT+ community, the biggest number so far. The theme was #ItGetsBehtar hoping that this year the Indian government will scrap Section 377 giving equal rights to all Indians.
Students from different colleges across the city including Guru Nanak Khalsa College, St. Xavier’s, Wilson College and K.C College all came out in support of the LGBT community.
Supporting the cause of equality, MBBS students from Topiwala Medical College and BYL Nair Charitable Hospital came out to march under the rainbow flag. While speaking to Mumbai Mirror, second year MBBS Student Preet Sharma said, “You don’t need to have horns and tails to support animal rights, neither you need to be gay to support LGBT lives.”
This no-nonsense and only mom-sense group, JAMM- Journey about Mast Moms, decided to walk the Mumbai Pride 2017 setting a perfect example for parents of LGBTQIA children in India.