Facebook Users Go 'Gay For A Day' To Support LGBT India

12/13/2013 11:55 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

Earlier this week, India reinforced its institutionalized discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals when the country's Supreme Court upheld a colonial-era law, previously struck down by the High Court in 2009, that criminalizes homosexuality.

In response, LGBT Indians and their allies are protesting the court's decision and expressing support for the community. Through a Facebook group called "Gay for a day!" users are changing their profile pictures "to one in which you are kissing someone from your gender in protest of the Supreme Court of India's ruling that criminalizes homosexuality."

Check out some of the amazing visual statements of support below.

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