About 2,000 people have joined a gay pride parade in the Indian capital, Delhi, the first such event since homosexuality was legalised last year.Organisers said gay people were demonstrating that they have a place in society, and that the parade was a celebration of being different.
The High Court overturned a colonial-era law against homosexuality in 2009.
But the BBC's Mark Dummett in Delhi says homosexuality is still stigmatised as Indian society is very conservative.
"There has been a certain sort of change but it has not been a revolution," one marcher told the BBC. "It has been decriminalised but society has not completely changed along with it."
The marchers hope that their colourful event - complete with drummers, dancing and rainbow flags - will help to change those attitudes, says our correspondent.