As gay pride parades in Asia and around the world become increasingly mainstream and attract corporate sponsorship, community members often disagree on what sort of image the events should present to the public. Aditya Bondyopadhyay, a gay rights activist and member of the Delhi Pride Committee, says recent events in the US have affirmed his group's decision to not take on corporate sponsors.
A group of 19 parents of LGBTs led by Mrs Minna Saran, mother of a young gay filmmaker who died in a road accident, is among the six parties who have filed petitions in support of the 2009 Delhi High Court ruling that decriminalised gay sex.
India's government is expected to accept the Delhi High Court’s landmark decision to decriminalise homosexuality despite eight parties having separately filed petitions with the Supreme Court against the ruling.
The Times of India – the world's largest-selling English broadsheet newspaper – and numerous other media outlets in the country hail the Delhi High Court's verdict which legalised sexual relations among gay men.