Monday, August 06, 2012

Worldwide Gay Pride – 2012

It's become an annual tradition at The Wild Reed to share images of Gay Pride celebrations from around the world.

Now I have to admit that because I started collecting this year's images back in June, I've unfortunately forgotten where a couple of them originally came from and thus who snapped them! This happens to be the case with the wonderful image above which, if I recall correctly, was taken in New York City. What with my love of dance, this image just had to open this year's celebration of Worldwide Gay Pride here at The Wild Reed!

Above: Participants in the 10th annual Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem. (Photographer unknown)

Left: An Israeli man participates in the annual Gay Pride Parade along the streets of Tel Aviv, Israel – Friday, June 8, 2012. (Photo:Oded Balilty/AP)

Above: People protest against Russia's policies on homosexuality during Berlin's annual Christopher Street Parade – June 23, 2012. (Photo: John MacDougall.AFP/Getty Images)

Right: Russian police officers detain a gay rights activist during an attempt to hold a gay pride parade in Moscow, Russia, in late May 2012. (Photo: AP/Photographer unknown).

Hopefully, folks in Russia will one day soon no longer be carrying gay people away to jail, but rainbow flags in joyful celebration of diversity, like the folks in . . .

. . . Key West, Florida!

Above: Revelers carry a 100-foot-long rainbow flag, a symbol of gay pride, down Duval Street in Key West – Sunday, June 10, 2012. (Photo: Carol Tedesco/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Above: Cheer SF cheerleaders perform during San Francisco's 42nd annual Gay Pride Parade on Sunday, June 24, 2012. (Photo: Noah Berger/AP)

Above: Revelers with balloons create a human rainbow during San Francisco's Gay Pride Parade – Sunday, June 24, 2012. (Photo: Noah Berger/AP)

Above: People participate in a gay pride parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil – Sunday, June 10, 2012. (Photo:Andre Penner/AP)

Above: A couple kisses during Sao Paulo's Gay Pride Parade – Sunday, June 10, 2012. (Photo: Andre Penner/AP)

Above: A gay family photographed at the 37th Annual Capital Pride Festival in Washington DC – Sunday, June 10, 2012. (Photo: Elvert Barnes)

Above: Cuban Pride! (Photo: Jorge Luis Baños)

Above: London Pride. (Photographer unknown)

Above: Hey, watch your step! Like the opening image, I can't recall where I found this particular one. But it's a great photo, wouldn't you say?

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Worldwide Gay Pride – 2011
Worldwide Gay Pride – 2010
Worldwide Gay Pride – 2009
Worldwide Gay Pride – 2008
Worldwide Gay Pride – 2007

For The Wild Reed's 2012 Queer Appreciation series, see:
The Theology of Gay Pride
Bi God, Somebody Listen
North America: Perhaps Once the "Queerest Continent on the Planet"
Gay Men and Modern Dance
A Spirit of Defiance
A Catholic Presence at Gay Pride – 2012

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