11/12/2014 6:41 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST

The Evolution Of India's LGBT Movement, In Pictures

Demonstrators carry a nearly 15-meter- (50-foot-) long, rainbow-colored banner at the 5th Delhi Queer Pride parade in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. Hundreds of gay rights activists marched through New Delhi on Sunday to demand that they be allowed to lead lives of dignity in India's deeply conservative society.(AP Photo/ Mustafa Quraishi)

A decade-long legal battle waged by the LGBT community reached an anti-climax on Dec. 11, 2013 when the Supreme Court outlawed gay sex by upholding the colonial-era Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code.

We trace the legal action and the LGBT movement from the first gay pride parade in Kolkata in 1999 to the parade that happened in Delhi last month despite the atmosphere of anxiety forged by the Supreme Court order.