Tag Archives: Manila Pride March

Stonewall Uprising Film (2010)

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.

WWP Project Featured on the Outrage Magazine GayZine

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:

Outrage Magazine – “Walk with Pride: Capturing History”

Gay Pride image of OutRage Magazine, the Philippines only GayZine.

Gay Pride Signs – Inspiration from Manila

Playing around with Photoshop, Chad created these signs the other day.  They are based on some of the signs held up during the Manila pride march.
What do you think?

Original:

Anti-Gay Pride Protest in Manila

Photograph by Charles Meacham

New Alternative:

Gay Pride Signs

Original:

Anti-Gay Protest Sign

Photograph by Charles Meacham

New Alternative:

Gay Pride Sign

A little more positive don’t you think.

(Just a reminder, email/Facebook us any examples of your favorite pride slogans or posters, we’d like to post them!)

Best Pro-Gay Protest Signs, part 1

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.

Gay Pride Protest SignFrom: The 50 Best Protest Signs of 2009

Gay Pride Protest SigFrom: The 50 Best Protest Signs of 2009

Gay Pride Protest SignFrom: The 50 Best Protest Signs of 2009

Gay Pride Protest Sign

From: About.com: Political Humor

Gay Pride Protest SignFrom: About.com: Political Humor

And of course, here are some of our favorites from the Manila pride parade:

Gay Pride Sign

Photograph by Charles Meacham

Gay Pride Sign

Photograph by Charles Meacham

Photograph by Charles Meacham

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! :D

Photographer’s Perspective: Fear and Loving in Manila

(Blog post by Charles Meacham – thoughts on photographing the 2009 Manila Pride March)

I’ve spent a lot of time in airplanes, but rarely has that time been spent sleeping.  Hundreds of bad movies, cheap travel magazines, and “single serving” conversations have kept me up past time zones, date lines, and of course my bed time.  My flight to Manila was no different, and I found myself walking passing customs at just after 3 in the morning.  There are no cars waiting for me, no drivers holding a sign with my name.  There are no reservations at a local hotel.  At this time of night there is only an empty bench, and an hour or two before the sun comes up.  Over the years, I’ve spent a lot of time sleeping on airport benches and floors during these early morning hours.  I enjoy the silence in a place that is usually bustling with people and all the noise that comes with them.

Sun comes up, taxi ride, hotel check in.   My hotel in Manila was just a two minute walk from the meeting point of the parade, so that morning, still unable to sleep, I headed out with a map showing the parade route.  Click here to read more

Interview with Fr. Richard Mickley, retired MCC minister

Helping people sign up at the 2009 Manila Pride March, Fr. Richard Mickley continues to show his support for the LGBT movement, as he has done for the last 40 some years.

With firsthand experience of the founding of MCC Philippines, along with memories of starting the first Manila Pride March in 1994, Fr. Richard took the time to share these reflections and others with me recently concerning his involvement with MCC.

Fr. Richard at the 2009 Manila Pride March

Click here to read Fr. Richard’s interview