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The objectives of India's Pride Collective.

Core Objectives

1. Host Pride in every major city one at a time, every once a year.

2. Host Prides in every corner of the country by being a collective that works for that purpose.

3. Form collectives across the country unified as one LGBTQIA+ community.


Equal Rights.


Equal rights for LGBTQIA+ individuals include the right to 

  • marry, 

  • this includes owning a house together 

  • or live-in together as a couple in a society without discrimination,

  • opening a bank account 

  • or accessing family life insurance (with any bank). 

  • Ban on forced marriages.


Adoption Rights 

  • joint adoption both nationally and internationally of children,

  • Stepchild adoption by same-sex couples


Health Care and Surrogacy Laws 

  • access healthcare, 

  • MSMs to be allowed to donate blood. 

  • Commercial surrogacy for LGBTQ+ individuals/ couples,  

  • Altruistic surrogacy for LGBTQ+ individuals/ couples,  

  • Automatic parenthood on birth certificates for children of same-sex couples. 



  • Intersex minors protected from invasive surgical procedures


  • LGBTQ+ individuals allowed to serve openly in the military, 


Conversion therapy 

  • Ban Conversion Therapy - which is a harmful and scientifically discredited set of treatments aimed at changing an individual's sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. These treatments include counselling, medication, institutionalisation, hormone injections, and even electro-convulsive therapy and hormonal castration.

  • Outside the medical settings, spiritual leaders and gurus promote cures for certain issues through non-medical means, such as religious rituals, "corrective" rape, and physical violence.


Right to Work and Equality at work 

  • Protection from workplace discrimination so they are able to access and maintain employment without facing discrimination or harassment.

Legal - ease of Access 

  • The ability to change legal gender easily is important for transgender individuals to be able to fully express their identity and be recognized as their true selves.


Social Justice 

  • Fair access to employment, education, housing, hate-crime laws, safety of LGBTQIA+ individuals in prisons, and social services is essential to ensure that LGBTQIA+ individuals have the same opportunities as everyone else.



  • Support for transgender athletes competing based on their identified gender(Not just as Third Gender), rather than the sex they were assigned at birth, is important for inclusivity and fairness in sports.


Corporate support 

  • for LGBTQIA+ individuals should not be limited to certain times or events, but should be ongoing 

  • and inclusive, including donations to LGBTQIA+ NGOs.


Medical Decision-Making Rights 

  • Right to allow an LGBTQIA+ patients to designate certain individuals the same rights and privileges of family members so that their spouse have visitation and medical decision-making rights. 

  • This can also help people who may be childless widows or widowers who may seek the care and companionship of an unmarried partner or friend.


Rape Laws 

  • equal punishment for physical and sexual abuse of transgender individuals as for cisgender women, as currently, a man convicted of raping a woman faces a minimum 10-year prison sentence, however, if the victim is transgender, the rapist is punished by a maximum of two years in prison.

  • Ban on Corrective Rape - Despite the High Court ruling, there is presently no legislation in India that expressly prohibits the practice of conversion therapy in the form of corrective rape.

Rights of Minority who are LGBTQIA+ individuals.


Lawmakers, Politicians, religious and celebrities

  • A Lot of politicians, religious, celebrities, lawmakers and protectors of the law make statements or attack the LGBTQIA+ community with no knowledge of the troubles and concerns or any understanding of the community. They  mis-use their rights and popularity to make comments and remarks that have adverse effects on the lives of those who face bullying and hate from the cis-het population on a daily basis. We need a law that addresses this concern and restricts people who have no knowledge of the community to talk against it.

  • Remarks made by such individuals should be brought under scrutiny and such individuals should be held accountable so that such attacks on the community are not made. 




Some frequent examples of discrimination and other forms of oppression faced by the LGBTQIA+ community are

  • violence and hate crimes, 

  • homelessness, 

  • Poverty,

  • sexual assault, 

  • housing discrimination, 

  • employment discrimination, 

  • harassment, 

  • bullying, 

  • disproportionate rates of arrest and incarceration, 

  • prison and immigration violence 

  • and mistreatment, airport/malls etc security humiliation,

  • HIV/AIDS and health disparities,

  • governmental/bureaucratic barriers to transitioning (documents & surgery requirements)

  • economic and societal barriers to transitioning (the high costs of medical care and the frequent denial of care) and more.

  • Homophobia and Transphobia. 


We believe that we as Indians need to have equal rights and in some cases, bring equality to all the masses in the hope of a better future for the LGBTQIA+ community. We believe that we are an inclusive Pride and not one that excludes some sects or people who don't believe in our beliefs.

What is the use of a pride where we do exactly what others do to us. This is not a place for hate speech or discrimination. Social & Political issues about LGBTQIA+ are our concern and we want to have this pride in order to fight for our legal rights. 

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