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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While doing this project to photograph international Prides, we’ve also witnessed homophobia in a variety of forms. From the religious fanatics with their bible quotes, to young skinheads who look barely over 15, to government homophobia in places like Belarus and Russia, and even the appearance of a small group of Nazis at Lithuania’s first Pride, we’ve seen a lot of hate. What always surprises us is the contrast between the scowling angry protestors and the smiling happy pride participants.
While homosexuality is not a choice, homophobia is …
View the Homophobia Gallery at the CharlesMeacham.com website.
A new documentary has just come out focusing on the Stonewall riots …
“It was the Rosa Parks moment,” says one man. June 28, 1969: NYC police raid a Greenwich Village Mafia-run gay bar, The Stonewall Inn. For the first time, patrons refuse to be led into paddy wagons, setting off a 3-day riot that launches the Gay Rights Movement. Told by Stonewall patrons, Village Voice reporters and the cop who led the raid,Stonewall Uprising compellingly recalls the bad old days when psychoanalysts equated homosexuality with mental illness and advised aversion therapy, and even lobotomies; public service announcements warned youngsters against predatory homosexuals; and police entrapment was rampant.
A treasure-trove of archival footage gives life to this all-too-recent reality, a time when Mike Wallace announced on a 1966 CBS Reports: “The average homosexual, if there be such, is promiscuous. He is not interested in, nor capable of, a lasting relationship like that of a heterosexual marriage.” At the height of this oppression, the cops raid Stonewall, triggering nights of pandemonium with tear gas, billy clubs and a small army of tactical police. The rest is history.
- Courtesy of Film Forum
Click here for a list of PLAY DATES
Also, here’s a link to an interesting Q+A SESSION held with the directors and original book author concerning motivations for developing this project, and the importance of Stonewall.
Often the Daily show can have some very amusing clips …
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:
Huge Pride Parades:
- San Francisco Pride
- Pride Toronto
- New York City Pride
- Amsterdam Gay Pride
- Capital Pride
- Pride London
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Excellent Photo/Art Websites:
Favorite Music Video:
Favorite Gay Pride Event Calendar:
Have you ever wondered what a pride parade in Japan looks like, or what about a march in S. Africa, Lithuania, the USA, Greece, Mexico, India, or any of the other countries around the globe?
These questions got me thinking, and with the help of WordPress, YouTube, and many many many hours online and on Excel, I’ve been able to develop a one of a kind 2010 pride parade calendar. Searchable by country and by month, this huge database is special in that it provides embedded video clips of pride parades for each country. While some 2010 dates have not yet been confirmed by their pride organizations, these parades are marked with a “*” and dates are generated based on 2009 data. If you have any comments, or would like to submit a link – make sure to email us: [email protected]
Besides providing a well-organized list of pride parades to visitors, this website was additionally created to support pride-related advertisers. All ad-revenue and donations from this site will directly contribute toward supporting the project’s travel costs. We will also be developing a pride store, in which links to unique pride gear from businesses around the globe will be provided.
Okay, that’s enough of me describing it, why don’t you visit the website for yourself and tell us your feedback …
I was looking online today to see what pride signs I could find. Though most are pretty spread out across the Internet, I did find some good ones. Please send me your favorites, I’d love to post them.
And of course, here are some of our favorites from the Manila pride parade:
You can find even more ideas for gay protest signs at: Join the Impact
Or, lots of the products available at Top Pun’s Rainbow Store also display gay pride slogans.
If you want to check out the opposition, Queeried (GLBT News and Lifestyle Magazine) has posted on article showing 10 signs from the anti-gay side, here.
Send me your favorite gay pride posters,
and I’ll share them on the blog!
While they both no longer appear in the Guinness Book of World Records (here’s the new record holder), two rainbow flags created by Gilbert Baker have held the title of “Largest Flag in the world.”
The first of these record holding rainbow flags was sewn into existence in 1994. Baker produced a mile-long (1.6km) flag for New York’s Stonewall 25 march, in remembrance of the 25th anniversary of the riots. This massive flag was 30 feet wide, and was carried in the pride parade by almost 10,000 people.
The mile long flag’s title of largest flag was nullified in 2003 with the production of the Rainbow 25’s sea-to-sea flag. At 1 ¼ miles (2 km) long, this massive flag pays tribute to the creation of the first pride flag on its 25th anniversary. Unfurled on June 15, 2003 in Key West, Florida, the flag ran the length of Key West’s Duval Street, stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.
After the event, this historic flag was divided into pieces and shared with pride organizations around the world, including as I was recently informed with ProGay Philippines – congrats!
I tried to find a video clip showing the flag, but I didn’t have much luck. However, I did find a documentary that was produced about the whole Key West event … (available on Amazon, here.)
“In Key West, nobody cares who you want to sleep with.” “You have gays, straights, Europeans, Latin Americans, Blacks, Cubans, and White folks all living together on a 2 by 4 mile island. When you put people that close together, they tend to find ways to get along.” And on this amazing island only 90 miles from Cuba, this very diverse community celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Rainbow Flag by stretching the longest Rainbow Flag in history — 8000 feet in all -from one end of the island to the other.”
– Key West: City of Colors, DVD description
I did find some pictures of the event, they’re from the site: http://lordoftheflies.org/img/keywest.htm