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  • 30 Jun 2018, NEWS 18

Serving Pride on a Platter: Why Do We Need Cafés For LGBTQ Rights?

Away from the watchful gaze of the monarchy, Parisians in 18th century France huddled in cozy coffee-houses and cafés. Over piping hot cups of coffee, an eclectic mix of people would meet to discuss politics, life and culture. As German sociologist Habermas noted, it was the city’s bustling café-culture that brought down an oppressive regime and ushered in the French Revolution.

Cut to 21st century India, where the archaic Section 377 continues to criminalise same sex relationship between consenting adults. With LGBTQ activists rallying vociferously in legal corridors for justice, a conversation for change is also brewing in cafes and restaurants.


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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.

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