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While India's Supreme Court recently dismissed petitions to legalize same-sex marriage, the country is slowly becoming more accepting of LGBTQ identities. Though public attitudes still have a ways to go, vibrant gay communities can be found in major cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata. Gay nightlife is blossoming, from clubs to cruising spots.

Despite the legal setback, LGBTQ activists remain hopeful for greater rights and visibility in the future. For now, India's gay scene continues to gain acceptance, especially in metropolitan hubs. Experience the welcoming spirit of LGBTQ groups and supportive allies when visiting the country's cosmopolitan cities.

Milestones for India's LGBTQ+ Rights

Section 377 may have recriminalized gay sex, but India's LGBTQ+ community continues making strides. In 1996, "Fire" became the first Indian film on homosexuality. In 2009, Delhi and Bangalore held their first pride parades. And in 2014, India saw its first transgender mayor elected in Raigarh. Bollywood is also embracing queer storylines, from "Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan" to acclaimed series like "Made in Heaven". Despite obstacles, India's activists and allies persist in advancing LGBTQ+ equality.

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