Tag Archives: Protest

New Gallery – Slavic Pride ’10

A new gallery is available on our main website with images of Slavic Pride ’10, which took place this past weekend in Minsk, Belarus.

Against incredible odds members of Gay Belarus fly the Rainbow flag in Minsk during Slavic Pride '10

See Images of Slavic Pride ’10
http://wwpbehindthephotos.wordpress.com/2010/05/19/slavic-pride-may-15-2010/

Slavic Pride 2010

Slavic Pride 2010 has just taken place …

A total of 12 people were arrested, including 2 Russians who are organizers for St Petersburg Pride.  There were also 18 skinheads arrested.

Ukgaynews.org.uk is publishing a continuing story of the events going on in Belarus. – (Blogging from Belarus)

Here’s an excerpt:

15:08 Minsk had its gay pride march.  For just 10 minutes, 40  Belarusians and Russians waived a 12 meters long rainbow flag for a short march of approximately 200 meters.  They were at first met by a large group of journalists, photographers and TV crew.  But when they reached the first crossing point, they were trapped by several vans of anti-riot police.  Suddenly, the doors of the vans opened and anti-riot officers ran towards the participants. “I never saw anything of the kind” said Nikolai Alekseev by mobile phone.  “They were brutal and violent” he added.  Another participant who did not want to be named said: “It was like a group of wild dogs”.  The march ended with most of the participants being arrested and violently beaten.  A few managed to escape but the police ran after them.

Video of Slavic Pride 2010

Photos will be following on our main website:
http://walkwithpridenow.com

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.

Islamic Protestors Force Evacuation of ILGA Conference in Surabaya, Indonesia

Very sad … Fridae.com has an insiders’ look at the recently stopped ILGA conference in Surabaya.

Around 50 to 60 Islamic hardliners arrived at the hotel hosting the conference and demanded an end to the conference, and for attendees to leave the country.

Sylvia Tan who wrote the story includes revealing photos of what happened at the hotel.

Islamic protestors force evacuation of ILGA conference in Surabaya

Check out the full story at: http://www.fridae.com/

Launch of 2010 Pride Parade 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: wwpproject@yahoo.com

2010 Pride Parade Calendar of LGBT Gay March Events around the Globe

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 …

http://www.bestprideparades.com

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