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PRIDE PotD: June 21, 2010.



Picspam Installment II of international Pride events:

Milan + Torino, Italy | Monterrey, Mexico | Istanbul, Turkey

MILAN, ITALY:










Two participants to the Gay Pride Milano dressed as a cardinal and as a bride in front of Milan Il Duomo cathedral on June 12, 2010 in Milan, Italy. Pride Milano is one of the oldest gay marches in Italy and today's march is against homophobic violence.
























A couple takes part in the Gay Pride Milano march on June 12, 2010 in Milan, Italy. Pride Milano is one of the oldest gay marches in Italy and today's march is against homophobic violence.


TORINO, ITALY:



























MONTERREY, MEXICO:

Alfredo Baez, a drag queen, has makeup applied at his apartment in preparation for a Gay Pride parade in Monterrey June 12, 2010. The gay rights activist joined other gay men, lesbians, [transgender folk] and supporters to mark the city's 10th anniversary of the event.






Alfredo Baez prepares with his friend at his apartment before the start of a Gay Pride parade in Monterrey June 12, 2010. The gay rights activist joined other gay men, lesbians, [transgender folk] and supporters to mark the city's 10th anniversary of the event.





















A reveler, wearing tattoes of Saint Death, takes part in the Gay Pride Parade in Monterrey, northern Mexico June 27, 2009. Thousand of [gay, lesbian, trans folk] and supporters took part in the parade.













ISTANBUL, TURKEY:


From a Walk With Pride photographer:
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 faced by the transgender community living there. Transgenders are a minority in a minority, and one major problem is that they are often looked upon as outsiders by their local gay communities.  This can often make the resources available to the gay community not as focused on the needs and requirements of transgender individuals.




From a Walk With Pride photographer:
I started out the gallery with just a couple of very simple portraits. Often these women are looked at as 'exotic animals'--I would see people photographing them from a "safe" distance, or just staring. With these portraits I wanted to show a very human side of them, which many people may forget to think about.




From a Walk With Pride photographer:
Hate crimes against transgenders have been on the rise in Istanbul. In the last year alone eight individuals have been murdered. A few days before we arrived, this young woman was attacked by five men on a public street. Police are of little help, and even when arrests are made, the offenders rarely see more than a slap on the wrist.











































The next Pride photo-spam: Germany, The Philippines, Croatia.


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