Astitva: Pride Month and Perspectives

This special issue of Swabhimaan delves into the various
frameworks of society that queer individuals engage with. By attending a pride parade in Pune and interacting with organisations and queer individuals from the community, this issue aims to voice multiple perspectives on the struggles faced at a social and personal level. It aims to shed light on the various scenarios of the Indian queer community where, amidst debates concerning the lack of legislation and equality, there exists a spark of hope for social change, acceptance and unity; all that is depicted by the existence of
June, pride month.