The Walk with Pride Project
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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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STRASBOURG, 11 May 2011 — Yesterday, President of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek inaugurated a photo exhibition on European gay prides. The Polish centre-right President addressed Members of the European Parliament, staff and visitors. Mr Buzek declared that homophobia had no place in the European Union, and that human rights were unalienable, including for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
Jerzy Buzek officially marked the International Day Against Homophobia for
the first time in 2010 via video message. The President of the European Parliament was joined by Members of the European Parliament Ulrike Lunacek and Michael Cashman, Co-Presidents of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBT Rights, and Charles Meacham, author of the photographs.
After the event, Michael Cashman and Ulrike Lunacek declared: “We are
proud to be members of a Parliament that represents 500 million Europeans,
and which stands ready to defend the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual
and transgender people. The genuine and heartfelt engagement of Jerzy
Buzek, a Polish EPP President demonstrates that homophobia no longer
belongs to mainstream EU politics. We are grateful to Mr Buzek and all our
colleagues for helping LGBT people live their lives freely, and without fear.”
Since 2006, the European Parliament adopted five resolutions demanding
that LGBT people’s human rights be respected in Europe, reminding EU
countries that banning pride marches breaches the European Convention on
Human Rights. Over 180 European pride marches will take place in 2011,
from Iceland to Malta and from Portugal to Russia.
The exhibition contains 20 images by award-winning photographer Charles
Meacham, from New York. The photographs will be shown in over 20 locations around the world, starting in the EU Parliament from 9 to 12 May. About the International Day Against Homophobia 17 May is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Each year, the date marks the anniversary of the 17 May 1990, when the World Health Organization announced it would remove homosexuality from its official list of mental disorders.
European Union Press Release, www.lgbt-ep.eu/
|SEE IMAGES FROM:
EU Parliament Exhibiton Opening,
May 10, 20011
View the online slideshow of the ‘Images Against Homophobia’ exhibiton! Click Here!
Download The WWP Media Kit:
Press Kit Includes:
- Project Summary
- Photographer’s Statement
- About the WWP Founders
- About the IDAHO Committee
- Upcoming WWP Exhibitions
- Images from Walk With Pride
- Participating LGBT Organizations
- About the Countries
The Walk With Pride project is partnering with the IDAHO Committee (organizers of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia) to organize a global exhibition in over 15 cities around the world in recognition of IDAHO day on May 17, 2011. This includes an exhibition to be held at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France.
See if there is an exhibition near you on our Upcoming Exhibitions page.
The WWP project is still accepting applicants to take part in this global exhibition. If interested please contact us at: email@example.com
To find more information on IDAHO visit: http://dayagainsthomophobia.org
If you are going to buy just one calendar this year, make it the Walk With Pride 2011-2012 calendar. This is a 15 month calendar that includes important LGBT dates, LGBT organization links, and the story behind each photo.
All profits go towards continuing the WWP’s work to document LGBT Rights around the world.
Price = $5
Please make sure to include the email where we should send the calendar!
Wow, I can’t believe this little blog is at its’ 100th post! Well, thank you to all that have been following our journey.
It has been a long time since last November when we first thought of this project, and even though we are nowhere near done, I have to say it has been a very rewarding experience!
Here’s just a quick look back at the different Prides we’ve documented …
Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras
Baltic Pride – Lithuania
Slavic Pride – Belarus
GayFest – Romania
AND, tomorrow we are thrilled to be attending Turkey’s very first Trans Pride march!
Again thanks to all who have been reading this blog, and please keep following as we will have many more postings before the conclusion of this project!
We are completely thrilled to have the WWP project featured on Instinct’s website. Instinct is one of America’s leading gay men’s magazine, and we’d really like to thank their Associate Editor Jeff Katz, who is the first editor in the states to share our vision about this project.
The feature includes an interview, explaining the inspiration behind the project, as well as our future plans.
You can read the first two parts here:
The special Pride issue of Pink Pages, India’s national gay and lesbian magazine, will be coming out this weekend. One of Chad’s images was chosen for the cover, and an article about the WWP project is featured inside.
We greatly appreciate the support – and thanks to everyone there!