The Walk with Pride Project
This is a gay issue.
This is a straight issue.
This is a human rights issue.
Walk With Pride (WWP) is a project to photograph and document gay pride parades around the globe. Our aim is to promote pride, empathy, and understanding on an international level, while highlighting the similarities and differences in gay rights and gay culture around the world.
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Monthly Archives: March 2010
Australian LGBT Rights:
Homosexual Acts Legal? Yes
Same-sex Relationships Recognized? Yes
Same-sex Marriages Allowed? No
Same-sex Adoption Allowed? Yes
Can Gays Serve Openly in the Military? Yes, since 1992
Anti-discrimination Laws? Yes
◊ The Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 “prohibits discrimination on the ground of homosexuality in a number of areas including employment, accommodation, education, the provision of goods and services, and club membership or benefits.”
However, the states of the Commonwealth of Australia also have their own laws concerning anti-discrimination legislation. This means the degree of anti-discrimination protection varies state to state.
Legislature Concerning Gender Identity? Some
◊ July 2009, the Australian Passport Office reviewed its policy to make it easier for those seeking a passport in their preferred gender
Cultural Points of Interest:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island indigenous cultures have the term “Sistergirl” to describe those in their communities who prefer being a different gender, mostly those wanting to be female.
- This year’s Mardi Gras celebration was attended by photographer Spencer Tunick, well-known for his installations that include large numbers of nude participants. While in Sydney he photographed a new piece called “The Base”.
SameSame – Australia’s #1 gay and lesbian lifestyle website. The site hosts a huge number of forums, as well as providing news, reviews, and features on various gay community activities. http://www.samesame.com.au/
Completely exhausted, Chad returned from photographing Sydney’s Mardi Gras Activities on Tuesday (March 2).
He’d spent about a week there photographing different Mardi Gras events, including the main events of Parade Day and Harbour Day ’10. On our main project website, we’ve upload the top pictures into a “Sydney Pride Gallery“. Soon, we’ll be uploading some more to Flickr.
Chad will also be uploading a blog entry later in the week further describing his experiences photographing Mardi Gras.
The WWP project is very honored to be featured on the Outrage Magazine GayZine.
“Outrage Magazine is the first online publication for the Filipino gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and ally (GLBTQIA) community, and aims to be the complete sourcebook for everyone queer.”
Check out the full article at:
More Updates on the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras — Coming Soon!!
Chad will be back from his trip to OZ later tonight, and we’ll get the blog updated shortly.