- Google has celebrated the 50 years of LGBTQ+ movement with a doodle.The doodle slideshow takes the viewer through five decades of Pride history starting from 1969 to present.
- The Pride Parade is a symbol of celebration and liberation for the entire LGBTQ+ community.
- The movement dates back to 1969 in New York when lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer persons clashed following a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar at Christopher Street.
- This riot fuelled further protests and led to LGBT pride marches being organised on a much larger public scale.
- Further,June is considered as ‘LGBT Pride Month’ to commemorate the Stonewall riots of 1969.Many pride events are held during this month to recognise the impact LGBT people have had world over.
- In 2018,Supreme Court had decriminalised same-sex relationships in India by partially striking down the provisions of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
- Section 377 criminalised voluntary carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal.Though the law did not explicitly mention LGBTQI community,the phrase against the order of nature came to be referred for same-sex sexual relations.
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