PRIDE PotD: July 8, 2011.12:03 pm - 07/08/2011
Pride Festivities from:
Paris, France | Istiklal Avenue, Turkey | Managua, Nicaragua | Havana, Cuba | Lima, Peru | Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Paris, France | June 23, 2011
Participants march as they attend the tenth Gay Pride parade in the streets of Paris June 25, 2011. (REUTERS | Julien Muguet)
Leftist opposition parties leaders, Communist Party deputy Marie-Georges Buffet (4thL), Paris socialist deputy mayor (5thL), Ile-de-France region socialist president Jean-Paul Huchon (C), leader of the Front de Gauche (Left Front) and candidate to France's 2012 presidential election, Jean-Luc Mélenchon (R), Paris Socialist opposition party deputy mayor Patrick Bloche (2ndR), hold a banner during the 11th edition of the Lesbian, Gay, bisexual and transgender (HLBT) visibility march, the Gay Pride, on June 25, 2011 in Paris. Tens of thousands of gay rights supporters marched through Paris this day to mark the Gay Pride, buoyed by New York's move to legalise same-sex marriage. The placard reads : 'Trans : a surgery if I want'. (MIGUEL MEDINA | AFP/Getty Images)
Penis-shaped breads are displayed in a front window of a bakery located in the gay quarter of Paris, "Le Marais", on June 25, 2011. Tens of thousands of gay rights supporters marched through Paris this day to mark the 10th Gay Pride weekend, buoyed by New York's move to legalise same-sex marriage. (MIGUEL MEDINA | AFP/Getty Images)
People parade during the 11th edition of the homosexual, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (HLBT) visibility march, the Gay Pride, on June 25, 2011 in Paris. French people including political and business leaders and artists like movie star Catherine Deneuve, signed a petition this week to ask for "the universal depenalization for homosexuality". Signs read "My freedom preserve yours". (MIGUEL MEDINA | AFP/Getty Images)
Istiklal Avenue | June 26, 2011
Turks and human rights activists chant slogans as they hold a giant rainbow flag during the Gay Pride Parade march on Istiklal Avenue in Istanbul, on June 27, 2010. (MUSTAFA OZER | AFP/Getty Images)
Managua, Nicaragua | June 28, 2011
A member of Movement of Sexual Diversity from Nicaragua applies make-up as he takes part in a gay pride parade in Managua June 28, 2011. Thousands of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people marched to celebrate International Gay Pride Day. (REUTERS | Oswaldo Rivas)
Havana, Cuba | June 28, 2011
People take part in a gay pride parade during an event to commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia in Havana May 14, 2011. (REUTERS | Enrique De La Osa)
Mariela Castro (C), head of Cuba's National Center for Sex Education and daughter of Cuba's President Raul Castro, holds a gay pride flag during the May Day parade at Havana's Revolution Square May 1, 2011. (REUTERS | Stringer)
Lima, Peru | July 2, 2011
Participants perform with a bus made of cardboard that says "avenue revolution, dignity and freedom march during the annual Gay Pride parade in Lima, July 2, 2011. The march inaugurated by Lima's Mayor Susana Villaran highlights issues of the gay, lesbian and transgender community. (REUTERS | Mariana Bazo)
Lima's Mayor Susana Villaran inaugurates the annual Gay Pride parade in Lima, July 2, 2011. The march inaugurated highlights issues of the gay, lesbian and transgender community. (REUTERS | Mariana Bazo)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Rep. | July 3, 2011
A reveller dances on a street during the gay pride parade in Santo Domingo July, 3, 2011. (REUTERS | Eduardo Munoz)
PRIDE PotD MOOD TUNE:
Stevie Wonder - "Don't You Worry 'bout A Thing"
P.S. Sooo sorry about the delayed picspams; it's just been an issue of getting permission clearances from Flickr photographers, which is increasingly the only source for several North American cities this year, for some reason.
But! Tentative cities: Queens | D.C. | Chicago | a few Californian cities (I think)!