NEW DELHI: Love was in the air when several members of the LGBTQ+ community convened at the Deer Park in Hauz Khas to celebrate Pride month.
The Spectrum’22 is an event organised by the ‘Sab Aware’ a student-run community run by students of Delhi University on Saturday.
Tanishka Bhasin, a 19-year-old Delhi university student who is also the founder of ‘Sab Aware’, told The New Indian, “The primary aim of the event was to create a ‘safe space’ for the LGBTQ+ community members. We wanted to create a healthy environment for people to embrace their sexuality openly without any fear of getting rejected and stereotyped by society.”
Tanishka Bahl, a 17-year-old young musician, expressed her opinions regarding the Spectrum’22 event. She said that pride is accepting and loving oneself’ s positives and embracing the differences in sexual orientation.
Bahl also came in support of Kshama Bindu, the 24-year-old woman who married herself thus, creating history by becoming the first sologamy case in India.
Pride month is celebrated annually in June to raise awareness and advocate rights for the members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Pride month provides an opportunity to break free from the constraints of society and celebrate their achievements and openly embrace their sexual preferences without facing any biases.
“I attended my first Pride parade on June 1. After attending the parade, we wanted to do something again. Not a parade but a full day of celebrations where people can openly express themselves without any judgement,” said Bhasin.
A trans-woman volunteer Nick, shared her experience of being a part of the event, “Coming out to society was touching to me. My family and relatives did not support me at times, but I am who I am, and I feel proud. Society always had something to say, my happiness is all that matters.”