It’s been over a week since the Mumbai 2018 Pride parade took place, and people gathered in good lot strengthen with the allies and the members of community all came together to express and encourage others of the positivity that the community that brings with itself. We thought nothing could be more sweet than this (obviously, there is a lot) but this news that came to us is surely the sweetest of all.
According to their Facebook page, “Sweekar: The Rainbow Parents” is a group formed by the parents of Indian LGBTQ children with the aim of supporting each other to accept one’s child fully and be happy as a family.”
The description, while aptly describing the page, also highlights the issue that most LGBTQ community members face – acceptance by their family. And one group is taking matters into their own hands. Formed by progressive parents who have accepted their kids, they also look forward to having the newer bunch of parents who are still coming to terms with their child’s sexual preferences.
Apart from holding meetups, they also have a WhatsApp group where people post queries, exchange anecdotes, make plans and sometimes, crack jokes. Just a normal group on WhatsApp, basically, but with a kickass purpose.
Isn’t it wonderful, to see parents come together for LGBTQ rights? We think we need more of these in each city!
Check out their Facebook page here.
If you are a parent looking to join, fill this form. You can even ask your parents to join, but only if they are fully-onboard.