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ONTD_Political's PotD: August 14, 2010.



A picspam of highlights from Pride Budapest 2010 (July 10)
and Jerusalem Pride 2010 (July 29).



Budapest Pride -- July 10, 2010


People take part in the annual gay pride parade in Budapest July 10, 2010. Approximately one thousand people participated in the parade, celebrating the rights of gay and lesbian people and calling for the right to same sex marriages.

REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh















Hungarian far-right radicals, surounded by police, shout anti-gay slogans at Heroes Square in Budapest on July 10, 2010, during the annual Gay Pride march.

AFP PHOTO / FERENC ISZA


















From the Walk With Pride - Behind the Photos blog:


City workers began putting up steel barricades around 9am, and riot-police started suiting up around 11.  However, as the march didn’t start until 3pm, the streets were very quiet.



A group of young skinheads showed up pretty early.  I think the oldest one out of this group was 16 years old.




Organizers and volunteers check each individual that comes into the Pride grounds.  Bags are checked for weapons and several right-wingers posing as participants are turned away.  Unfortunately, some do make it past the guards.




































The next day a small group gathered at the grave of Károly Kertbeny, the Hungarian writer and creator of the term “homosexual.”  I was actually very sad to see so few people there.




Jerusalem Pride -- July 29, 2010


Israelis march during the annual Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade on July 29, 2010.

GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images












Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood gather for prayer in protest over the Gay Pride march in the city on July 29, 2010.

AFP PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLI












Israeli  right wing activists, one dressed in a bear costume,   gather during a protest against the gay parade in Jerusalem, Thursday, July 29, 2010. Thousands of Israelis marched in Jerusalem's longest gay pride parade despite opposition from anti-gay demonstrators.

AP Photo / Bernat Armangue









A handcuffed Jewish right-winger girl grimaces as she is detained by Israeli policemen on July 29, 2010 during the Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade, an annual march to the Knesset, or Israeli parliament.

AFP PHOTO/MARCO LONGARI



A Gay rights activist (L)  clashes with a right-wing Jewish woman on July 29, 2010 during the Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade, an annual march to the Knesset, or Israeli parliament.

AFP PHOTO/MARCO LONGARI





















An Israeli soldier and his boyfriend kiss during the annual Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade on July 29, 2010 in Jerusalem, Israel. 

Uriel Sinai/Getty Images






An Israeli man waves a multi-colored pride flag with the Star-of-David during the annual Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade on July 29, 2010.

AFP PHOTO/GALI TIBBON


From the Walk With Pride - Behind the Photos blog:


Organizers of Jerusalem Pride end a staff meeting with a group hug.






A rough translation would be “Israel’s Parliament must be everyones’ Parliament.”



An armed guard sits outside of the Pride House’s door.



Because of last year’s shootings in Tel Aviv and the stabbing of three participants in Jerusalem’s Pride in 2005, there were over 1500 police  protecting the Pride march and rally.



There were several protesters from the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, who mostly made sheep noises.  When a small group of them started jumping up and down yelling protests, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the Neo-Nazi groups I have encountered so many times in Eastern Europe.  When one of the men started a conversation with me, I told him of this similarity between the two.  He responded by saying “Good, at least they got something right.”


















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.  No arrests have been made in the case.


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