Awadh Queer Pride is an annual celebration of the LGBTQI+, allies and everyone who believes in the principles laid down in our Constitution – Equality and Dignity.
This year Awadh Queer Pride group plans to organise ‘Awadh Queer Pride Parade 2019’ on 10th February 2019. Coupled with this there will be several other events such as – Queer Literature fest
So here the few things we think you should really know about Awadh Queer Pride 2019 –
The first Awadh Queer pride parade after the Judgement on section 377
With Section 377 judgment of the Supreme Court being read down it is very empowering for the entire LGBTIQA community. But still, it’s a long way to go in resisting , fighting stigma and discrimination faced by the community members. This year it will be the first Queer Pride post decriminalisation and it will give the whole community a more strong reason to celebrate their independence in more grand and fabulous way. In fact, this judgment is not only for LGBTIQA community but for every Indian who believes and cherishes the values enshrined in our Constitution of equality, freedom and dignity.
Not just Pride Parade: A whole festival
This year the organisers of the Awadh Queer Pride are organising five more events other than the Pride Parade, the major highlight among all the events is the Awadh Queer literature fest which the first of its kind in South Asia. The other events happening are Poster Making Competition, Soch Unplugged talk show and The Awadh Queer Pageant Show.
Awadh Queer Pride Calendar for 2019:
2nd Feb – Poster Making at Lohia Park (Gate no 2) from 1 till 4 pm.
3rd Feb – Soch Unplugged: Dissemination of Section 377 6/9 Judgment by Yadavendra S Darvesh at Planters Cafe from 3 till 5 pm.
8th & 9th Feb – Awadh Queer Literature Festival at International Baudh Shodh Sansthan from 1 till 8 pm on 8th and from 1 till 3 pm on 9th.
9th Feb – Awadh Queer Pageant Show at International Baudh Shodh Sansthan from 4 till 8 pm.
10th Feb – Awadh Queer Pride March (Starting Point: Dainik Jagran Chauraha; End: GPO) from 1 pm till 4 pm.
10th Feb – Post Pride Party at D’Horizon
Awadh Queer Pride parade 2019 Map
Here is the map of the Awadh Queer pride Parade 2019. It will begin at 1 PM from the Dainik Jagran Chauraha and end at the GPO at 5 PM.
With all the preparations going on in full swing the whole Lucknow pride fraternity is excited for the Awadh Queer Pride Festival 2019.