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Gay Pride Parades across the World: Sharing ideas and identities.

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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 05:49 PM
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Just posting support of your thread




posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 05:57 PM
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Thanks so much Annee!

More on the Moscow situation of banned gay demonstrations (for a century).
Pretty mind-blowing.

An attempted Gay Pride Parade from 2011:

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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 07:03 PM
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But let's not only dwell on the bullies and badness.

Brazil Gay Pride 2012 from Sao Paulo!



India: Mumbai Gay Pride 2012:



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posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 05:40 PM
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The Joburg Gay Pride Parade 2012 was disrupted by the "One in Nine" activists.
The group consists of feminist lesbians and gender non-conformists.

Apparently their sudden protest was not anticipated, and stressed organizers had no immediate clue of what the group wanted.

I think they made some really good points about Pride being too elitist.
Perhaps Pride should be in Soweto rather than Rosebank?

On the other hand, I'm not sure of the safety issues if Pride was re-directed to areas with high levels of homophobia.

Is Pride really still meant as a protest, or more of a carnival-type celebration?

Although some of the points of the activists were very radical, I would certainly honor their proposed moment of silence for all those murdered because of their sexual orientation.

A great disruption and theatrical wake-up call to the LGTB community in SA.




posted on Oct, 27 2012 @ 08:35 PM
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Vietnam's first ever Gay Pride event (6 August 2012).

LGTB Pride in Vietnam!

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posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 10:42 PM
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Uganda Pride!

In 2012 the LGBTI community of Uganda held its first Gay Pride event.

It was not held on the streets of Kampala, but in a more private space near Entebbe, along the shores of Lake Victoria.

The police did arrest people however, and some were beaten.

As is explained in the clip, the opportunity to record footage was limited.

One lady actually explains that although many people wanted to be photographed and filmed, she also understood the problems this might create for them.

The clip consists of a few photos and narratives, but I find them astounding and worthy of celebrating.

The sheer courage this must have taken is incredible.

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posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 05:31 AM
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Hi HalfOldMan

Just to let you know that Namibia is crowning our 2nd ever Mr Gay Namibia TONIGHT!

Will let you know what happens and hopefully get some pics for you!



posted on Jan, 13 2013 @ 06:03 PM
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Images from Moscow Pride 2012:



Since some above footage of Moscow Pride 2011 was terminated with a Youtube account, here is some footage as a reminder:





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posted on Mar, 8 2013 @ 12:58 PM
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Gay Pride Parade in Cape Town, South Africa, 3 March 2013.

Fears of a repeat of Joburg Pride's interruptions and accusations of "pink-washing" (by radical lesbian groups) were unfounded, as the parade first observed a minute of silence for all those who had died due to homophobic violence.
Apparently the parade also focused more on variety and community relations, rather than a focus on marketing.


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posted on Apr, 28 2013 @ 04:12 PM
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Not quite a parade, but nevertheless a fantastic African gay wedding:




posted on Apr, 28 2013 @ 04:48 PM
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Auckland, New Zealand.

Gay Pride Parade 2013.



A memorable moment in gay history: The New Zealand parliament breaks into a love song as same-sex marriage is legalized.



Clearly a wonderful country, and for a moment it seemed that almost three centuries of imposed colonial homophobia blew away into history.

Pokarekare Ana (English subtitles):

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posted on May, 26 2013 @ 03:18 PM
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First Gay Pride march (18 May 2013) in the South African township of Gugulethu:



Marchers highlighted homophobic violence, and those who were killed because of their sexual orientation.

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posted on May, 28 2013 @ 06:35 AM
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I've been to a couple of local gay pride events and parades and next year I am hoping to get to the Sydney one.

But...I thought you guys might like to see this. Its a spoof of a gay pride parade done by an Australian comedy skit show called "Fast Forward".

Its the STRAIGHT MARDI GRAS PARADE!

Good for a laugh.




posted on Jun, 30 2013 @ 07:55 PM
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Thanks to fellow member markosity1973 for sharing this fantastic clip.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

I hope this clip finds its way across the entire world.

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posted on Jun, 30 2013 @ 07:59 PM
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I remember taking part in Sacramento's pride parade last year (2012). It was awesome and different. Being a straight male I have never seen people like this before. It was like going to a entertaining diverse celebration full of color and pop culture. My friends and I were union workers who fought for worker rights. We marched in the parade to show our respect and that we'll show how we'll fight for LGBT worker rights. It was fun!



posted on Jun, 30 2013 @ 08:04 PM
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posted on Jun, 30 2013 @ 09:50 PM
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Gay or not, why are those poor children allowed to witness such disgusting displays! I've heard of people getting arrested for less than that.


I'm not the type of Christian who bashes and hates on gay people. I choose to do what my Lord would do: I pray for them. Bashing and talking trash only gets people angry and will just have the opposite effect, solving nothing, and only causing more problems.



posted on Jun, 30 2013 @ 10:07 PM
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Thanks so much for those experiences of Pride, and the fantastic clips!

It can be overwhelming at times, especially as it takes pop culture and totally re-interprets it, but in a way that shows a kind of hidden truth or conflict that has actually been there all along.

Perhaps the main crime of "camp" is that it refuses to take accepted patriarchy and propaganda seriously.
But should it?
What's it really done for anyone lately except keep power in ridiculous little brotherhoods who still try to convince everyone that they have a born right to power and the definition of spirituality?
Well, each to their own, and my own is the gay community.

It's also just a lot of fun.
Plain and simple.

By the way, for anyone interested in drag as an art, please see and contribute on my Drag Queen thread: www.abovetopsecret.com...
I usually don't recommend my own threads, but I really feel some members might enjoy this, and they might not find it otherwise.



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 07:59 PM
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Gay Pride events - 2013:



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posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 08:21 PM
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Even the liberal "young Turks" ask: Gay Pride, is the point over?

Has gay pride simply been hijacked by corporarization and political "pink-washing"?

Should the focus be more on families and non-political fun?



That seems like a good option, but on the other hand, the oppression and protest is just beginning in Russia and Uganda ...
I think the homophobes are just waking up and roaring to go.
Therefore, gay people should always stay vigilant.

Don't get too comfortable ladies and gents, the religious march against our freedoms has just begun!
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