IDAHO Day – May 17

At the WWP project we are incredibly proud to be able to support public actions taking place around the globe for  the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

Here are just some of the ways the ‘Images Against Homophobia’ photos were included …

Strasbourg, France

On the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia (17 May), the European Parliament hosted a selection of pictures from the global photo exhibition Walk With Pride. President of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek inaugurated the photo exhibition on European gay prides. The Polish centre-right President addressed Members of the European Parliament, staff and visitors. Mr Buzek said homophobia was “deplorable, because it aims to denigrate people and deprive them of their rights on the basis of their sexual orientation.”

The President of the European Parliament was joined by Members of the European Parliament Ulrike Lunacek and Michael Cashman, Co-Presidents of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBT Rights, and Charles Meacham, author of the photographs.

Watch video of the event – European Parliament TV Clip
Read more – EP’s Intergroup for LGBT rights Marks IDAHO Day


Skopje, Macedonia

The Coalition `Sexual and Health rights of Marginalized Communities` held a press conference today, on May 17, Tuesday, on the Macedonia square (near the bookstore `Kultura`, in front of Alexander the Great Monument, which is under construction) for the occasion of the International day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. The press conference was followed by an outdoors exhibition, `Images Against Homophobia`, part of the mutual project of Charles Meacham and Sarah Baxter – `Walk with Pride`. The exhibition was simultaneously held in around 20 other cities in the world, including its opening in the European Parliament.

Watch video of the event on Facebook.

Read more: http://okno.mk/node/11596 (in Macedonian)


Minsk, Belarus

In Minsk, the IDAHO Belarus chapter display the ‘Images Against Homophobia’ exhibition by American photographer Chad Meacham as a part of Equality Festival events . It is a summing up of the projectWalk With Pride.

The works of Chad Meacham clearly depict the situation of LGBT people around the world. Some pictures were devoted to the Belarusian Slavic Pride, which was held in Minsk last year. At the beginning of the event the author gave a speech to the visitors, thanking them for participating in this event, as well as expressing support for the LGBT community in Belarus.


See more photos here!


Potsdam, Germany

The Christopher Street Day march is held every year around the world. Participants remember the riots of homosexuals against the New York police brutality of 1969. At the same time, they are promoting acceptance and legal equality. In many parts of the world demonstrators be putting their health and their lives to stand up for LGBT Rights. In 2010, the international award-winning photographer Charles Meacham, photographed the parades and often the violent counter-marches accompanied in 15 countries. The Municipal Association of Tolerant Brandenburg, Ver.di, exhibited Meacham’s ‘Images Against Homophobia’ exhibition at the State Parliament of Bradenburg. The organization will soon be holding another exhibition to be held at the Berlin East Railway Station from June 16 to June 29.

See more pictures of the event – GayBradenburg.de


Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb Pride and Amnesty International Croatian have joined up to show the ‘Images Against Homophobia’ photo exhibition at the ITD Theatre in the Zagreb Student Center, followed by a direct action to draw attention to the killing and harassment of the transgender community in Turkey.

Read more about the event on Queer.hr
Follow the event on Facebook


Sofia, Bulgaria

On the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia Sofia Pride Foundation presented a selection of pictures from the global photo exhibition ‘Images Against Homophobia’ in front of the National Theater from May 16 – May 25.

Read more about the event here


Taiwan – 5 Exhibitions! Yilan, Taichung, Kaohsiung, and 2 in Taipei

The Taiwan Pride Organization community joined together to hold 5 exhibitions of Charles Meacham’s ‘Images Against Homophobia’ exhibition in Taiwan.

Find out more details at the Taichung Rainbow Paradise website
Read more about the events at Coolloud.org.tw

To find out about other hosts of the global ‘Images Against Homophobia’ exhibitions visit: WWP’s Upcoming Exhibitions

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