As a reporter, Sarah covered marches and protests for years, but that little objectivity thing prevented her from taking any sort of public stand on political or social issues. Last weekend, we got to participate -- joining members of the Consulate at a gay Pride March along Chennai's Marina Beach. Consulate members represented GLIFAA (Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies).
Some 350 people awash in rainbows and carrying signs in both English and Tamil that read "I Support My Son," "Straight but Not Narrow," and "Born Straight But Refuse to Hate," joined the march. The 2011 March was the third annual in Chennai -- considered particularly remarkable for such a traditional and conservative area of India. The crowd was larger than last year's -- and included more family members and supporters.
Some pics from the day: