- Media Coverage
- 15 Jun 2019, The Asian Age
A Splash of the Rainbow
The month of June is known as the Pride month crediting to the incident in 1969; the Stonewall riots in New York, wherein a the police raid was conducted in early morning and was considered as a major landmark in the gay liberation movement, resulting in the fight for the basic human rights who had identified themselves as a part of the queer community.
“It was the day when Judy Garland (widely considered a gay icon) passed away. It was the first ever-major sign of the LGBTQ people coming together and saying that ‘enough is enough’. They were not going to take police brutality anymore. And then, it eventually turned into a gathering of people from LGBTQ rainbow spectrums to come together peacefully,” shared Keshav Suri, founder of the Keshav Suri Foundation, a community who has committed towards serving the purpose.
He further expresses that the LGBTQ community is about love and acceptance, especially acceptance of the people across the rainbow spectrum. “On an Indian perspective, it was a way to show the government as well as the judicial system that there are people from these communities who are an equal part of the country. This is an alternative way for us to be able to live with dignity and pride,” he pointed out.
About The LaLiT Hotels
The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, an enterprise of Bharat Hotels Limited is India’s largest and the fastest growing privately owned Hotel Company. The company offers Seventeen luxury hotels, with 3600 rooms in the five-star deluxe segment with eleven operational hotels and six under development/restoration (including three overseas). The operational hotels include The Lalit New Delhi, The Lalit Mumbai, The Lalit Grand Palace Srinagar, The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort Goa, The Lalit Ashok Bangalore, The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace Udaipur, The Lalit Temple View Khajuraho, The Lalit Resort & Spa Bekal (Kerala), The Lalit Jaipur, The Lalit Chandigarh & The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata. The Group has also forayed into mid-segment hotels under the brand – ‘The Lalit Traveller’. The first two hotels under this brand opened in Jaipur and Khajuraho with 25 more hotels planned in the next five years.