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India's Transgender Queen Contest

A Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rights activist watches as he participates in the Rainbow Pride Walk to prote
A Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rights activist watches as he participates in the Rainbow Pride Walk to protest against violence on women and sexual minorities in Kolkata, India, Sunday, July 7, 2013. A landmark court ruling decriminalized homosexuality on July 2, 2009, marking the gradual acceptance of gays in the deeply conservative country. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Nearly a week after a top court in Indian restored a law banning gay sex in India, the transsexual community in Manipur hosted the third edition of the annual 'Trans Queen Contest' for the northeastern region on Friday. Pictured, a participant wore an outfit designed to replicate tools used by locals in Manipur for fishing, Dec. 13. The event saw several members of the lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual community deliver speeches against the Supreme Court's decision to recriminalize homosexual acts.

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