26 june 2011

today was the chennai rainbow pride march, a march to promote equality for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders. currently, legal recognition of homosexual relationships is prohibited, and – if the signs at the march are to be believed – some homosexuals are victims of police violence, extortion, and even attempted “cures” involving electro-shock therapy. a group from the u.s. consulate (including abby and me) marched under the “gays and lesbians in foreign affairs agencies” banner, and even cooper got into the act.  it was quite the spectacle – a little campy at times, but also festive.unfortunately for the cause of…