The WWP’s photographer, Charles ‘Chad’ Meacham has been in Minsk, Belarus photographing the gay rights activists during Minsk’s 2011 Equality Festival. Images include pictures of the banned Pride march, which took place on May 17, 2011. See more photos on Chad’s website – www.CharlesMeacham.com
In Belarus LGBT Prides are illegal, and are planned out in secret by a small group of activists.
The activists face being arrested for protesting for very basic Human Rights.
The average age of activists here is 20. Almost all of them have spent time in jail.
Many have also been kicked out of their universities for their actions.
However, they keep fighting on.
See more photos on Chad’s website – www.CharlesMeacham.com
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: http://dayagainsthomophobia.org