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At New Delhi Pride 2012

The Times Of India reports that a small but exuberant crowd demonstrated this weekend at New Delhi's fifth gay pride event.
In spite of the prying eyes and shocked stares, the LGBT community in the capital came out once again in rainbow colours on Sunday to reinforce their identities. Almost three years after the judiciary decriminalized consensual sex among homosexuals, the community feels a lot more confident. However, a sense of taboo and underlying insecurity still exist, say many at the fifth Delhi Queer Pride March. The LGBT (lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender) parade, which was flagged off from Barakhamba Road with a giant rainbow flag, attracted people with all types of sexual orientation. The parade, however, saw a dip in the number of participants, with around 200 people - mostly youngsters - turning up this year against a few hundreds last year.

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