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PRIDE PotD: June 25, 2010.



Picspam Installment III of international Pride events:

Manila, Philippines | Berlin, Germany | Zagreb, Croatia

MANILA, PHILIPPINES:








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 the theme “We Dare, We Care.”  Manila was host to Asia’s very first gay pride parade, back in 1994.  The pride event is now held annually the first week in December to coincide with Human Rights month.  Only in the last two years has the march come under fire from a Christian evangelist group, led by American ex-patriots.

Charles “Chad” Meacham | Walk With Pride Project photog














































BERLIN, GERMANY

Participants of the Christopher Street Day (CSD) gay pride parade celebrate near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on June 19, 2010. Gays and lesbians around the world celebrate the Christopher Street Day (CSD) gay and lesbian pride parade, arguably the most important date in their calendar. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE

JOHANNES EISELE | AFP/Getty Images















Participants of the Christopher Street Day (CSD) gay and lesbian pride parade pose for a photo in Berlin on June 27, 2009.  This year's parade is been held under the motto "Step for step to gay happiness".

AXEL SCHMIDT  | AFP/Getty Images








































ZAGREB, CROATIA

A meeting is held by Pride organizers.  The problem is a familiar one.  The local police are trying to change the route of the parade to make it less visible to the public.  A second concern is that the city has granted a right-wing group the right to protest along the Pride’s route.

Charles “Chad” Meacham | Walk With Pride Project photog
























The group of protestors, which seemed to be made up mostly of under-aged boys, did everything from Nazi salutes, to anti-gay songs, to showing female participants their sexual organs.  Several arrests were made.  During this arrest, one of the police officers kicked this young man in the head.  It was broadcasted on the news over and over again.  Not one Pride participant I talked to took any joy in the scene.  Instead, they each expressed concern for the boy.  This is even after several of the Pride participants were attacked by groups of young men as they walked home after the march.

Charles “Chad” Meacham | Walk With Pride Project photog


































The next Pride photo-spam: Australia and USA.


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