The 27 Best Photos From Mumbai Pride

More than 14,000 people marched in defiance of Section 377.

Homosexuality is still officially illegal in India, but that didn’t stop more than 14,000 people from marching in Mumbai Pride on Saturday.

MUMBAI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 6: LGBT activists participate in the 8th annual LGBT pride parade organized by the Queer Azaadi Mumbai collective, the walk for equal rights for LGBT. The march saw an estimated 7,000 participants on February 6, 2016 in Mumbai, India. Participants dressed very colourfully. There were those who turned up dressed as drag queens, those who emulated Arab male costumes, people dressed as political figures from history etc. (Photo by Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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Participants tagged photos #RepealSec377 on social media, a reference to Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which was thrown out by the Delhi High Court in 2009. In 2014, the law was reinstated and consensual homosexual activity was reinstated.

MUMBAI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 6: LGBT activists participate in the 8th annual LGBT pride parade organized by the Queer Azaadi Mumbai collective, the walk for equal rights for LGBT. The march saw an estimated 7,000 participants on February 6, 2016 in Mumbai, India. Participants dressed very colourfully. There were those who turned up dressed as drag queens, those who emulated Arab male costumes, people dressed as political figures from history etc. (Photo by Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Since then, activists and allies have worked to change the law—and social mores about gender identity and sexual orientation.

Below, get a peek at the 2017 Queer Azaadi Mumbai Pride Parade.

Demonstrators included parents and family of LGBT Indians, who wanted to make their support clear.

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Students showed their support, too.

MUMBAI, INDIA - JANUARY 28: People with various organisations like Humsafar Trust, its initiative Yaariyan, GayBombay, Bombay Dost, and Umang participate in Queer Azaadi Mumbai Pride Parade 2017 at August Kranti Maidan, on January 28, 2017 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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MUMBAI, INDIA - JANUARY 28: People with various organisations like Humsafar Trust, its initiative Yaariyan, GayBombay, Bombay Dost, and Umang participate in Queer Azaadi Mumbai Pride Parade 2017 at August Kranti Maidan, on January 28, 2017 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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Of course, the outfits were fabulous.

MUMBAI, INDIA - JANUARY 28: People with various organisations like Humsafar Trust, its initiative Yaariyan, GayBombay, Bombay Dost, and Umang participate in Queer Azaadi Mumbai Pride Parade 2017 at August Kranti Maidan, on January 28, 2017 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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MUMBAI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 6: LGBT activists participate in the 8th annual LGBT pride parade organized by the Queer Azaadi Mumbai collective, the walk for equal rights for LGBT. The march saw an estimated 7,000 participants on February 6, 2016 in Mumbai, India. Participants dressed very colourfully. There were those who turned up dressed as drag queens, those who emulated Arab male costumes, people dressed as political figures from history etc. (Photo by Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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MUMBAI, INDIA - JANUARY 28: A man with hearing disability participates in Queer Azaadi Mumbai Pride Parade 2017 at August Kranti Maidan, on January 28, 2017 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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MUMBAI, INDIA - JANUARY 28: People with various organisations like Humsafar Trust, its initiative Yaariyan, GayBombay, Bombay Dost, and Umang participate in Queer Azaadi Mumbai Pride Parade 2017 at August Kranti Maidan, on January 28, 2017 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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MUMBAI, INDIA - JANUARY 28:  Two men embrace each other during Queer Azaadi or gay and lesbian parade on January 28, 2012 in Mumbai, India . The annual march has been taking place in Mumbai since 2008 to fight discrimination against homosexuals. On July 2, 2009, The Delhi High Court in India passed a landmark judgement which allowed same sex acts in private between consenting adults. (Photo by Kuni Takahashi/Getty Images)

There were rainbows everywhere.

MUMBAI, INDIA - JANUARY 28: People with various organisations like Humsafar Trust, its initiative Yaariyan, GayBombay, Bombay Dost, and Umang participate in Queer Azaadi Mumbai Pride Parade 2017 at August Kranti Maidan, on January 28, 2017 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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MUMBAI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 6: LGBT activists participate in the 8th annual LGBT pride parade organized by the Queer Azaadi Mumbai collective, the walk for equal rights for LGBT. The march saw an estimated 7,000 participants on February 6, 2016 in Mumbai, India. Participants dressed very colourfully. There were those who turned up dressed as drag queens, those who emulated Arab male costumes, people dressed as political figures from history etc. (Photo by Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images
MUMBAI, INDIA - JANUARY 28: People with various organisations like Humsafar Trust, its initiative Yaariyan, GayBombay, Bombay Dost, and Umang participate in Queer Azaadi Mumbai Pride Parade 2017 at August Kranti Maidan, on January 28, 2017 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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MUMBAI, INDIA - JANUARY 28: People with various organisations like Humsafar Trust, its initiative Yaariyan, GayBombay, Bombay Dost, and Umang participates in Queer Azaadi Mumbai Pride Parade 2017 at August Kranti Maidan, on January 28, 2017 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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MUMBAI, INDIA - JANUARY 28: People with various organisations like Humsafar Trust, its initiative Yaariyan, GayBombay, Bombay Dost, and Umang participate in Queer Azaadi Mumbai Pride Parade 2017 at August Kranti Maidan, on January 28, 2017 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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Worried about discrimination, some participants still wore disguises.

MUMBAI, INDIA - JANUARY 28: People with various organisations like Humsafar Trust, its initiative Yaariyan, GayBombay, Bombay Dost, and Umang participate in Queer Azaadi Mumbai Pride Parade 2017 at August Kranti Maidan, on January 28, 2017 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

MUMBAI, INDIA - JANUARY 28: People with various organisations like Humsafar Trust, its initiative Yaariyan, GayBombay, Bombay Dost, and Umang participate in Queer Azaadi Mumbai Pride Parade 2017 at August Kranti Maidan, on January 28, 2017 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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But Pride, love, and solidarity were definitely in the air.

MUMBAI, INDIA - JANUARY 28:  A man holds a sign during Queer Azaadi or gay and lesbian parade on January 28, 2012 in Mumbai, India . The annual march has been taking place in Mumbai since 2008 to fight discrimination against homosexuals. On July 2, 2009, The Delhi High Court in India passed a landmark judgement which allowed same sex acts in private between consenting adults. (Photo by Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images
Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images
MUMBAI, INDIA - JANUARY 28: People with various organisations like Humsafar Trust, its initiative Yaariyan, GayBombay, Bombay Dost, and Umang participate in Queer Azaadi Mumbai Pride Parade 2017 at August Kranti Maidan, on January 28, 2017 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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MUMBAI, INDIA - JANUARY 28: People with various organisations like Humsafar Trust, its initiative Yaariyan, GayBombay, Bombay Dost, and Umang participate in Queer Azaadi Mumbai Pride Parade 2017 at August Kranti Maidan, on January 28, 2017 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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MUMBAI, INDIA - JANUARY 28: People with various organisations like Humsafar Trust, its initiative Yaariyan, GayBombay, Bombay Dost, and Umang participate in Queer Azaadi Mumbai Pride Parade 2017 at August Kranti Maidan, on January 28, 2017 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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