Footsteps for freedom

How about starting 2014 with a walk for gender minorities?

Praja Rajakiya Vedike along with other organizations is conducting “Freedom Walk – ​​E​​nd Violence on Sexual Minorities” tomorrow (Wednesday, Jan-1-2014). This is an effort to facilitate interaction between sexual minorities and the society at large, in the context of the December 2013 Supreme Court judgment on IPC Section 377. ​The Freedom Walks are an initiative to make the public understand the issues of disadvantaged sections of our society.​

Participants will gather at 5:00 PM near the Radhakrishna Theatre (in Matadahalli) and start walking at 5:30 PM. They will pass through RT Nagar Main Road, BDA Complex, RT Nagar Bus Depot and end at Ganganagar BMTC Bus Stop.

“Let us come together, walk through our neighbourhoods in freedom and without fear, talk about Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code and the violence sexual minorities (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Kothi, Hijra, Jogappa, et al) face every day, ask ourselves how we contribute to it, raise our collective voice against it, take action to address prejudice and keep a constant vigil”, says an appeal to all. Human rights activist and co-founder of Sangama adds, “Our first Freedom Walk in Hebbal evoked tremendous positive response from the people in and around Devasandara, Sanjay Nagar and Nagashettyhalli. We hope to continue this effort in other neighbourhoods too”. 

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Pushpa Achanta is a writer who enjoys volunteering, photography and poetry.