Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Worldwide Gay Pride – 2009
All around the world, throughout this past month of June, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people, their families, friends, and allies, have participated in celebrations that have affirmed and celebrated 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. Enjoy!
Above: People take part in a gay and lesbian pride event in Barcelona, Spain – June 28, 2009. (REUTERS/Albert Gea)
Above: One reveler poses for a picture, while, below, others carry a giant flag while taking part in an annual Gay Pride Parade in Toronto, Canada – June 28, 2009. (REUTERS/Mark Blinch)
Above: A woman waves a flag from a float that honors the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, while, below, long strings of colorful balloons float past St. Patrick’s Cathedral during New York’s annual Gay Pride Parade – Sunday, June 28, 2009. (AP Photos/Seth Wenig)
Above: A reveler dances in bubbles during the annual Gay Pride Parade in Paris – Saturday June 27, 2009.
Thousands of participants, lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender marched in Paris to condemn homophobia and demand equal rights. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Above: People take part in a Gay Pride Parade in downtown Istanbul – June 28, 2009. (REUTERS/Murad Sezer)
Above: Mexico City’s Gay Pride Parade – Saturday, June 20, 2009. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
Above: Two men kiss as they take part in the Gay Pride Parade in La Paz, Bolivia – June 27, 2009.
Hundreds of gays, lesbians, transsexuals and supporters participated in the parade. (REUTERS/David Mercado)
Above: Participants dance as they hold a placard demanding the dropping of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that makes homosexuality illegal, during a Gay Pride Parade in New Delhi, India – Sunday, June 28, 2009.
Hundreds of gay rights supporters waved flags and danced past traffic during marches through three Indian cities Sunday to celebrate gay pride and push for the repeal of a colonial-era law that makes homosexual sex a crime. (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan)
Above: Israelis march in the Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem – Thursday, June 25, 2009.
About 2,000 participants in a gay pride parade have marched peacefully through Jerusalem. In past years, the gay pride event in the holy city provoked violent protests, even stabbings, by ultra-Orthodox Jews and extremists. But this year, except for one egg-throwing incident, there were no clashes. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Above: Stuart Gaffney, left, and partner of 22 years John Lewis walk hand in hand as a married couple along Market Street during the San Francisco’s 39th Annual Gay Pride Parade on Sunday, June 28, 2009. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
Above: A participant reacts to a photographer as she and others carry a flag with rainbow colors during a Gay Pride Parade in New Delhi, India – Sunday, June 28, 2009. (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan)
Above: A man wearing butterfly wings takes part in the Gay Pride Parade in La Paz, Bolivia – June 27, 2009. (REUTERS\David Mercado)
Above: Two firefighters kiss as they take part in an annual Gay Pride Parade in Toronto – June 28, 2009. (REUTERS/Mark Blinch)
Opening image: People hold a rainbow flag as they take part in a Gay Pride Parade in downtown Seville, Spain – June 27, 2009. (REUTERS/Javier Barbancho)
See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
• Worldwide Gay Pride (2008)
• Worldwide Gay Pride (2007)
• A Catholic Presence at Pride (2009)
• A Catholic Presence at Pride (2008)
• Inclusive Catholics Celebrate Gay Pride (2007)
• Dan Furmansky: “Why We Have Pride”
• Gay Pride as a Christian Event
• Remembering Karl Heinrich Ulrichs
• A Simple Yet Radical Act