Monthly Archives: May 2010

Moscow Pride – May 29, 2010

Despite breaking Russia’s Constitution and the European Convention on Human Rights, Moscow’s Mayor, Yury Luzkov, has for the last 5 years banned any form of gay prides. However, a small community of LGBT activists lead by Nikolai Alekseev have held … Continue reading

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GayFest – Romania – May 22, 2010

A young woman holds up the Rainbow Flag at the height of GayFest.  The building behind her is Romania’s famous Parliament Palace located in downtown Bucharest.  I can’t help but feel that her pose is such a symbolic stance of … Continue reading

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Slavic Pride – Belarus – May 15, 2010

It was with a bit of sad irony that Sergey Yenin would choose Independence Square to meet me. The 20 year old LGBT activist who now lives in Warsaw has returned once again to Minsk with the task to help … Continue reading

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Baltic Pride – Lithuania – May 8, 2010

This year Baltic Pride was held in Vilnius, Lithuania, making it the country’s very first Pride march.  There was a lot of uncertainty surrounding the event.  As it was the country’s very first pride march, no one really knew what … Continue reading

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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras – Australia – Feb. 27, 2010

While the first Sydney pride parade started as a small protest march in 1978 in commemoration of the Stonewall riots, it has since developed into a huge and inclusive gay-themed Mardi Gras party. Sydney’s Mardi Gras was very different than … Continue reading

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Manila Pride – Philippines – Dec. 5, 2009

This image is from Manila Pride 2009.  Members of the LGBT community, and their family, friends, and supporters took part in this march through the Malate district of Manila.  The parade was organized by Task Force Pride (TFP) Philippines, with … Continue reading

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Taipei Pride – Taiwan – Oct 31, 2009

On October 31, 2009 Taiwan Pride held its’ 7th gay pride parade down the streets of downtown Taipei.  With roughly 25,000 in attendance, the march is one of the largest in Asia.  The theme was “Love Out Loud,” with the … Continue reading

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