Sunday, June 29, 2008
Worldwide Gay Pride - 2008
All around the world, throughout the month of June, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people, their families, friends, and allies, participate in celebrations that affirm and celebrate the gift of all forms of non-heterosexual orientation and identity.
Here are just a few images gathered from the Internet of these global Pride events of affirmation and celebration. Happy Pride!
Above: Revelers take part in Toronto’s 28th annual Gay Pride Parade June 29, 2008. (REUTERS/Mark Blinch)
Above: Spectators attend the annual Gay Pride Parade on 5th Avenue in New York June 29, 2008. (REUTERS/Joshua Lott)
Above: Representatives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community participate in the first ‘Rainbow Pride Walk’ in New Delhi, India, Sunday, June 29, 2008.
Men wore sparkling saris, women wore rainbow boas and hundreds of people chanted for gay rights in three Indian cities Sunday in the largest display of gay pride in the deeply conservative country where homosexual acts are illegal. Gay rights supporters took to the streets of Calcutta, Bangalore and New Delhi to call for an end to discrimination and push for acceptance in a society where intolerance is widespread. (AP Photo/ Mustafa Quraishi)
Above: Gays and lesbians take part in a Gay Pride Parade in Mexico City, June 28, 2007. (REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar)
Above: A drag queen hands out leaflets during a Gay Pride Parade in Bilbao, Spain, June 28, 2008. (REUTERS/Vincent West)
Above: Marchers attend a Gay Pride Parade in Brno. Czech police were forced to intervene after right-wing extremists attempted to disrupt a Gay Pride parade in the country’s second largest city, Brno, on Saturday, leading to 15 arrests, police said. (AFP/Michal Cizek)
Above: Participants hold the rainbow flag during the first ever Bulgaria Gay Pride Parade in central Sofia. Bulgarian police arrested 60 people Saturday opposed to Bulgaria’s first gay pride march after they tried to storm the small group of about 100 marchers in the capital Sofia, the interior ministry said. (AFP/Boryana Katsarova)
Above: Two men kiss under a a rainbow flag during the Gay Pride Parade in Lisbon, Portugal, June 28, 2008. (REUTERS/Nacho Doce)
Above: Thousands of people take part in the Gay Pride Parade where gays, lesbians and transvestites demonstrate for equal rights and against discrimination, in Paris, Saturday, June 28, 2008. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
Above: An Israeli air force soldier walks past a gay pride flag before the start of the Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem, Thursday, June 26, 2008. About 3,000 gays marched through Jerusalem in their annual Gay Pride Parade. The march and rally in a public park that followed proceeded without incident. Police said they had about 2,000 officers on duty to protect the marchers from protesters. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)
Above: Israeli participants attend the Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem. About 2,000 people gathered in Jerusalem on Thursday for an annual Gay Pride Parade which in the past had been the focus of violent controversy. (AFP/Gali Tibbon)
Above: Two girls kiss during a Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem, Thursday, June 26, 2008. About 3,000 gays marched through Jerusalem in their annual Gay Pride Parade. The march and rally in a public park that followed proceeded without incident. Police said they had about 2,000 officers on duty to protect the marchers from protesters. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)
Opening image: The rainbow flag is waved during the Gay Pride Parade in Mexico City, Saturday, June 28, 2008. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Worldwide Gay Pride - 2007
A Simple Yet Radical Act
The Gay World Cup
Dan Furmansky: Why We Have Pride