The Walk with Pride Project
This is a gay issue.
This is a straight issue.
This is a human rights issue.
Walk With Pride (WWP) is a project to photograph and document gay pride parades around the globe. Our aim is to promote pride, empathy, and understanding on an international level, while highlighting the similarities and differences in gay rights and gay culture around the world.
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While doing this project to photograph international Prides, we’ve also witnessed homophobia in a variety of forms. From the religious fanatics with their bible quotes, to young skinheads who look barely over 15, to government homophobia in places like Belarus and Russia, and even the appearance of a small group of Nazis at Lithuania’s first Pride, we’ve seen a lot of hate. What always surprises us is the contrast between the scowling angry protestors and the smiling happy pride participants.
While homosexuality is not a choice, homophobia is …
View the Homophobia Gallery at the CharlesMeacham.com website.
A new documentary has just come out focusing on the Stonewall riots …
“It was the Rosa Parks moment,” says one man. June 28, 1969: NYC police raid a Greenwich Village Mafia-run gay bar, The Stonewall Inn. For the first time, patrons refuse to be led into paddy wagons, setting off a 3-day riot that launches the Gay Rights Movement. Told by Stonewall patrons, Village Voice reporters and the cop who led the raid,Stonewall Uprising compellingly recalls the bad old days when psychoanalysts equated homosexuality with mental illness and advised aversion therapy, and even lobotomies; public service announcements warned youngsters against predatory homosexuals; and police entrapment was rampant.
A treasure-trove of archival footage gives life to this all-too-recent reality, a time when Mike Wallace announced on a 1966 CBS Reports: “The average homosexual, if there be such, is promiscuous. He is not interested in, nor capable of, a lasting relationship like that of a heterosexual marriage.” At the height of this oppression, the cops raid Stonewall, triggering nights of pandemonium with tear gas, billy clubs and a small army of tactical police. The rest is history.
– Courtesy of Film Forum
Click here for a list of PLAY DATES
Also, here’s a link to an interesting Q+A SESSION held with the directors and original book author concerning motivations for developing this project, and the importance of Stonewall.
Often the Daily show can have some very amusing clips …
The WWP project is very honored to be featured on the Outrage Magazine GayZine.
“Outrage Magazine is the first online publication for the Filipino gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and ally (GLBTQIA) community, and aims to be the complete sourcebook for everyone queer.”
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