Head held high: India's LGBT community rocks with music video

The LGBT community in India finally gets it's very own music video!

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The song "Head Held High" by the band Friends of Linger covers the journey of an individual's struggle to understand his or her sexuality deeply conditioned by society's norms. And it also covers the realisation and the joy that comes with finally accepting ones sexuality, seeking nothing but love from the world.

From realising that they are different to the despondency, confusion, frustration or confidence, joy and triumph -- this video covers all the emotions that the LGBT community faces.

"The very idea to work around this concept was a big thrill as it reflected my inner self – Free spirited and comfortable in my own skin. Acceptance, judgement, norms, society etc are constricting formats and this video aims to break through these very layers and emerge liberated. I feel even more empowered today! Empowered and liberated," says director Payal Shah in an interview with Galaxy Magazine.

The band has been conceived from the beginning as a concept/experimental project. Watch the video here:


Updated Date: Mar 17, 2015 19:53 PM

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