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About wwpproject

Charles “Chad” Meacham (Project photographer) Charles was born just outside of Philadelphia, PA, and began traveling immediately after high school. He picked up a camera at the age of 30, and has since been fortunate to win over 20 international awards including those from National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian, and PDN magazines. The idea for this project was sparked after attending the 2009 Taipei Pride event, one of the largest pride parades in Asia. For other examples of his work visit: Sarah Baxter (Project Coordinator) Sarah is the “blogging guru” of this project, and is contact person/organizer. Born in Athens, Ohio, Sarah enjoys traveling, and has since taken up residence in Los Angeles, NE Thailand, North Africa, and most recently in Taipei, Taiwan.

Jerusalem Pride – July 29, 2010

The Commandment  “You shall not murder” is spray-painted on a wall leading to the Tel Aviv LGBT center where two young individuals were murdered a year ago.  A masked man entered the center and opened fire on a youth group.  … Continue reading

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EuroPride 2010 – Warsaw, Poland July 10th

Honestly, I was really looking forward to EuroPride.  It was a chance to meet up with a small group of people who have come to mean a lot to me.  Had it really been two months since Minsk and Moscow? … Continue reading

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Budapest Pride – July 10, 2010

The week before the Pride, workshops were held on different topics concerning the LGBT community.  My favorite was Hungarian photographer Judith M. Horváth’s comparison of the Roma community to the LGBT community.  Judith and her husband’s images of the Roma … Continue reading

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London Pride – July, 3rd 2010

I showed up at London Pride expecting a huge party, which of course it was.  However, I was extremely happy to see that the march is still a platform for many Human Rights groups.  I think the photographs are a … Continue reading

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Sofia Pride – June 26, 1010

I had briefly met Marko Mapkob in Athens, and he was nice enough to let us meet up with him when we came to Sofia. Local photographers opened Pride week with a gallery of photos from previous Prides.  The empty … Continue reading

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Zagreb Pride – June 19, 2010

So we headed to Zagreb, Croatia for the city’s 9th Pride.  Earlier Prides had been met with extreme violence from right-wing Fascist groups, but this year there were around 300 police in riot-gear to protect the marchers.  I have to … Continue reading

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Istanbul’s First Trans Pride – July 13, 2010

Instead of photographing Istanbul’s main pride event, Sarah had read about a small group holding a separate Transgender Pride.  This was to be a first in Istanbul, with the march being held to bring awareness to hate crimes and discrimination … Continue reading

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