In a landmark verdict last week the Supreme Court read down the colonial-era Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, overturning its own 2013 decision and declaring that Indian adults can have consensual sex with each other irrespective of their gender. "History owes an apology to members of [the LGBTQIA+] community," the bench declared.

Dozens of people gathered at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kolkata to celebrate their newfound azadi: