Pride Anthem Created for India’s LGBTQIA+ Community on their First Independence Day

August 15, 2019 | Share this article

In September of 2018, the Supreme Court in India repealed Section 377 delivering a sense of freedom to millions of LGBTQIA+ people in the country by granting them constitutional equality.

While India today marks the nation’s 73rd Independence Day it is the Pride community’s first. To commemorate this, prominent community members and a few of the petitioners who worked towards this landmark judgment have come together to present their own rendition of India’s National Anthem.

Interactive Avenues – A Reprise network Company, which is the digital arm of IPG Mediabrands India, partnered with The Humsafar Trust, one of Asia’s first and the largest organizations working for LGBTQIA+ health and rights, to create a special National Anthem film using a song composed by Rabindranath Tagore.

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