Eat This Supreme Court, India’s Going ‘Gay For A Day’

by
Sameera Ehteram
Akshita Bhalla is one of numerous Indians trying to take a stand against the Indian Supreme Court’s ruling against decriminalizing gay sex. The court verdict left the LGBT community and its supporters extremely disappointed.

Akshita Bhalla is one of numerous Indians trying to take a stand against the Indian Supreme Court’s ruling against decriminalizing gay sex. The court verdict left the LGBT community and its supporters extremely disappointed.

Reactions have poured in and Go Gay For A Day is part of a online campaign. The rules of the campaign are simple, kiss a same sex friend, take a photo and post it on the social media.

The campaign started on the Facebook by Tanmay Sahay who wrote, "All you have to do is change your profile picture to one in which you are kissing someone from your gender in protest of the Supreme Court of India's ruling that criminalizes homosexuality. And at this very difficult time, we must support of our friends and family and fellow citizens for their right to express their sexuality."

He started off by doing what he was asking others to:

Criminals...Tanmay Sahay

People have been responding from all over India and some even outside the country. The #GayForADay campaign has spread across social media including Twitter and Instagram.

Here they are:

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Another one!
Gay for a day! — with Anusha Venkatram at Kihim Beach, Alibaugh.

Of course there are those who are questioning it as well

The campaign is an innovative reaction to the court’s decision that goes against the rights of many. However, it’s hardly surprising as this is not the first time the online community has come together in a unique yet bold way to support a cause.

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As Howard Zinn, an author puts it, "We don't have to engage in grand, heroic actions to
participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people,
can transform the world."

So here’s a round of applause to people all over the world who have the guts and strength to stand up for what they believe in; more than that in fact, for the right of human beings to be who they are and not what societal norms and cultures dictate them to be.

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