Category Archives: Project Information

Video of the IDAHO-WWP’s ‘Images Against Homophobia’ opening at the European Parliament

President of the European Parliament Marks International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

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,

EU Parliament Exhibiton Opening,
May 10, 20011

View ‘Images Against Homophobia’ – Online Exhibition

View the online slideshow of the ‘Images Against Homophobia’ exhibiton!           Click Here!

Images Against Homophobia
Online Exhibition

Images Against Homophobia Book Available NOW!

WWP Media Kit

Download The WWP Media Kit:

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
  • FAQs
  • Participating LGBT Organizations
  • About the Countries

2011 Walk With Pride – IDAHO Exhibition

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 protected]

To find  more information on IDAHO visit:

WWP 2011 Calendar — Now Available!

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.

Available Formats:
13.5 x 19″ Premium Print Calendar  Support independent publishing: Buy this calendar on Lulu.
Price= $31

PDF Digital Calendar – Complete the below form and click ‘Pay Now’, and we will email the calendar in 1-2 business days.

Price = $5
Please make sure to include the email where we should send the calendar!

The WWP’s 100th Post!

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 …

Taipei Pride

Taipei Taiwan

Manila Pride

Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras

Pride kiss taken by Charles Meacham of the Walk with Pride Project at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Baltic Pride – Lithuania

Pride Image of Baltic Pride 2010

Slavic Pride – Belarus

Sergey at Slavic Pride 2010

GayFest – Romania

GayFest 2010 in Bucharest Romania

Moscow Pride

Moscow Pride 2010

Athens Pride

Athens Pride Protest

AND, tomorrow we are thrilled to be attending Turkey’s very first Trans Pride march!

Istanbul Trans Pride 2010 Trans Onur Haftasi

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!

Instinct Magazine — “Have Pride, Will Travel”

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:

Have Pride, Will Travel: Part 1

Have Pride, Will Travel: Part 2

Pink Pages Cover

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!

Pink Pages, India's National Gay and Lesbian Magazine