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All About Same-Sex Marriage Rights Rally.

Have you signed our petition for same-sex marriage rights? If not click the link below.

All you need to know.

A list of questions we have been asked over and over again... and the answers that you need to know when you go for Rally in Mumbai

Who Are You?

We, Color Positive Foundation, are a registered NGO under Sec 8 and can be found in the government records. We have worked for the LGBTQIA+ since 2016 and have performed various plays, performances, fashion shows, short-films and more. 

We train people to become models and also host our yearly Fashion Pageant, our next pageant’s auditions are already open. We have also helped the community get acting jobs in the Bollywood industry. We have worked with many organisations in and outside the LGBTQIA+ community. We provide free HIV testing and PrEP at low costs. We have provided free ration kits during the pandemic in Mumbai, Pune and Nashik. We continue to do our best in supporting the community despite negligible support and financial aid.

When and Where is the Rally?

The Rally will be held on 15th April, 2023. The rally will start from the point from 4:30 pm sharp. People are asked to gather by 4:15 pm at the venue. Here is the Google Map link for the location - from Opposite of Taj Villa to Carter Road Amphitheatre

Why are we hosting The Rally?

Please go here to know more and also fill out our petition form.

Why has the rally not been hosted by anyone else?

We continue to focus on our core responsibility as an NGO that works for the LGBTQIA+ and ally community. We cannot comment on what other organisations chose to do with their resources.

What is the purpose of doing this Rally?

Please go here to know more and also fill out our petition form.

Why is there no collective of groups that are hosting this Rally?

We are focused on doing our bit for the community and only announce about our events once we receive legal permissions. Anyone can join our events and collaborate with us. If you wish to collaborate, contact us here.

Why are you asking for donations?

We have not asked for any donations for hosting this rally. We are doing our best to request for resources and will continue to work hard to help the community. We do a lot of other activities that are free for the community, like HIV testing, modeling courses, free basic ration and other efforts to help everyone. If you wish to donate, please go to

Will you have a post-rally-party?

We do not have any official parties planned after the rally. Other organisations may host them and you could find out about them on their pages. We are focused on the rally and such events for now. If we have a party in the future, we will update it on our Instagram - social media page.

Is this an official Rally?

Yes, the police have given us permission, so it has official merit. All it needs are permissions so that it can be held. And that we have acquired. So yes, it's official. 

Why has no one come forward to collaborate with you yet from the collective?

We received our permissions only on 12th April, 2023. It is a very short notice. We only ask for collaborations after we receive legal permissions. We are open for collaborations and you can be a part of our events by contacting us on

Have you arranged for all permissions?

Yes, all permissions are in place for us to have the Rally. We will inform you of the rules you need to follow in the coming days.

How can I contact you to collaborate with you? 

Please email us at or contact us on our Instagram account at @color.positive 

Can I get my vehicle to the venue?

It's going to be chaotic for you to bring your vehicle and search for parking. It of course is a rally and the road we will walk adjacent to, does not allow parking. We cannot say if it's safe for you to leave your car unattended where many people will be walking by. It's recommended that you park elsewhere or use public transport like Uber/Ola/Taxis/Rickshaws/buses to make it to the venue and back.

What clothes do I wear?

Usually, any clothes that may depict a religion, politician, personality that may become a controversial concern should be avoided. Revealing clothes could be avoided if they are seen as obscene in public places by the law.

You can wear what you like, but have a sense of responsibility as a person who is sensitive to the surroundings.

Can I cross dress?

Honey, you can come as a drag queen, a diva, a drag king, an androgynous hottie… This Rally is your Ramp. Be the best version of you, just remember to read the previous question and its answer to make sure you do not get in any trouble for being insensitive towards your brothers and sisters which includes our straight friends and allies. 

Can I get my pet?

Of course, this Rally is pet-friendly. Remember to pick up after your pet, like a good citizen. 

How do I travel when I cross dress, will it be safe?

This is what we have observed before. A group of friends rent a hotel-room together very near to the Rally's location, get ready and come by cabs and rickshaws to the venue and back so they do not have to worry about travelling and being teased or harassed in trains and buses. Also, make sure that the hotel or accommodation you rent is also LGBTQIA+ friendly.  Some people travel in trains with a group of friends who can help in such situations. We do not wish that you should be harmed in any way on your way to the Rally. Please be cautious and make decisions that involve your supportive friends to travel with.

Can I use drugs or drink alcohol while at rally?

Anything illegal in the eyes of the law is prohibited at the event. Drinking in public is an offence and drugs anywhere in this country is illegal. You will be reported to the police authority for trying to be a hindrance to the event. The law states a fine and jail-term in cases where the person causes nuisance.

Can I walk on the road instead of the jogger path?

No, the volunteers will ask you to stay in the path only. Walking outside the path won't help you if you want to show support by walking away from us, would it? Also, no photographers will be outside for your pictures to be taken ;) … Additionally, if the volunteer requests you to stay in the path and you venture out for many attempts, we will simply ask the authorities to handle the matter. 

Why is it a short distance?

We are doing this for the second time. We didn't want to go overboard with this.

Can I carry a banner/poster?

Carrying any banner, promotions etc is not allowed unless you have taken prior approvals from us. You cannot display any political, religious posters/banners. You are walking for the LGBTQIA+ rights only, so right to marry, adopt, equality, social awareness as posters is allowed. Political and Religious posters that concern the LGBTQIA+ may be allowed. You need to write to us to get permissions to use any such posters or banners for your business, etc. You can write to us to receive an official approval. Any banner that goes against these rules, will be removed from the Rally.

For Example : You can make a poster that talks about your right as a mother of an LGBTQIA+ person. 

You cannot promote your religion, your party or its members or talk about a subject not concerning the LGBTQIA+

We are concerned for you and do not want you in trouble at or after the rally for writing something insensitive.

Can I see a map of the Rally with an explanation to it?

Yes, Ofcourse, here is the information you need.

The route that we will use for the Rally will be a one thousand metres (1000 m) stretch starting from opposite the Taj Villa at Carter Road’s Joggers Path and it will end at the Carter Road Amphitheater which is a part of Pali Hill’s Chuim Village. We will only be using the Beach Walk path and not the adjacent road namely Sangeet Samrat Naushad Ali Road. It may cause some traffic as people may stop to look or may park their vehicles. Some people may walk outside the path as well. We will have volunteers who will contain the crowd inside the joggers path only.

Here is a map of the path.


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