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Independence Day: LGBTQIA Community Stands With Pride To Sing National Anthem, Celebrates 'first Year Of Freedom'

Written By Richa Mukherjee | Mumbai | Published:

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  • The year gone by brought true freedom for the first time for the LGBTQ community who were finally granted an identity in 2018 following the revocation of Section 377
  • To celebrate the community's first Independence Day since then, the Humsafar Trust came together to present their own rendition of the National Anthem
  • The film, which has been scripted and conceptualised by Interactive Avenues, features prominent LGBTQ advocates and activists from noted NGOs

August 15, 2019, marked the completion of 72 years of India's independence from the British rule. While India celebrated its freedom from the oppressive colonial rule, the year gone by has also brought with it true freedom for the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer) community who were finally granted an identity in 2018 following the revocation of Section 377.

To commemorate the landmark judgment of September 6, 2018, and to celebrate the community's first year of freedom, Humsafar Trust, a Mumbai-based organisation catering to the needs of the LGBTQ community, has come together to present their own rendition of the National Anthem. 

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Taking to Twitter the Humsafar Trust expressed its joy at celebrating the Pride community's first Independence Day since the landmark judgment. 

The film, which has been scripted and conceptualised by Interactive Avenues, features prominent LGBTQ  advocates and activists from NGOs and advocacy bodies like The Naz Foundation, Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, Sweekar – The Rainbow Parents, Umang LBT Group, and The Humsafar Trust, amongst others.

The rendition will also be played across 250 screens in eight metros during every movie show in PVR cinemas. 

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