WWP Media Kit

Download The WWP Media Kit:

WWP Media Kit – 

Press Kit Includes:

  • Project Summary
  • Photographer’s Statement
  • About the WWP Founders
  • About the IDAHO Committee
  • Upcoming WWP Exhibitions
  • Images from Walk With Pride
  • FAQs
  • Participating LGBT Organizations
  • About the Countries

https://wwpproject.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/wwp-media-kit2.pdf


2011 Walk With Pride – IDAHO Exhibition

The Walk With Pride project is partnering with the IDAHO Committee (organizers of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia) to organize a global exhibition in over 15 cities around the world in recognition of IDAHO day on May 17, 2011.  This includes an exhibition to be held at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France.

See if there is an exhibition near you on our Upcoming Exhibitions page.

The WWP project is still accepting applicants to take part in this global exhibition.  If interested please contact  us at: wwpproject@yahoo.com

To find  more information on IDAHO visit: http://dayagainsthomophobia.org

Special Message from IDAHO Sydney – PARTICIPATE!

The ‘Walk With Pride’ project has a special message to share from the IDAHO Sydney organization.
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Hi –  Nick here from IDAHO Sydney in Australia with an invitation to participate in the 2011 STANDING TALL Catalogue we intend to put together for IDAHO 2011.

IDAHO is an acronym for International Day Against Homophobia – 17th of May world wide. Last year we created a catalogue titled ‘Break The Silence’ which included images from the exhibition and introductions form the living library books. This year we are not having a living library but I still think its important to represent and document the many different faces within our community. Its a great way to help people that feel isolated or are questioning their sexuality. They are not alone and they are not abnormal.

If you would like to participate all I need is one paragraph (100 to 150 words) from you which tells us about you. You can talk about anything you like. You could change someone’s life in one paragraph.

Also please tag your paragraph with your name, age and were you live (country). If you are not comfortable with using your name feel free to make one up. Also if you would like to extend the invitation to all your friends and family that would be great!

Together we can make a difference.

All the best

Nick Baldas – curator IDAHO Sydney
www.idahosydney.org

What’s New?

For now, the WWP website will be taken over by the blog.  You can still see many of the award winning images over at my website located at http://www.charlesmeacham.com The images are located in two galleries: Pride and Homophobia.

We both had an incredible year, and met some really incredible people.  Both of us would like to thank everyone for opening up their lives and letting us get to know them.

Sarah and I will continue to photograph and support LGBT Rights every opportunity we get.

I will also keep you updated on the May 17th exhibitions.

All my best,

Charles Meacham

WWP 2011 Calendar — Now Available!

If you are going to buy just one calendar this year, make it the  Walk With Pride 2011-2012 calendar. This is a 15 month calendar that includes important LGBT dates, LGBT organization links, and the story behind each photo.

All profits go towards continuing the WWP’s work to document LGBT Rights around the world.

Available Formats:
13.5 x 19″ Premium Print Calendar  Support independent publishing: Buy this calendar on Lulu.
Price= $31

PDF Digital Calendar – Complete the below form and click ‘Pay Now’, and we will email the calendar in 1-2 business days.

Price = $5
Please make sure to include the email where we should send the calendar!

Homophobia

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.

Jerusalem Pride – July 29, 2010

Thousands marched in the Holy Land on Thursday as part of the Jerusalem LGBT equality march.

There were no floats and no DJs, as this year’s Jerusalem March was being held in remembrance for the 2 people tragically killed at last year’s LGBT youth center shooting in Tel Aviv.  An estimated 1,500 police were in attendance, more as a preventative measure, as protests were minor.

Participants marched from Independence Park to the Parliament building, where a rally was held asking the government to promote equality and help end the violence toward Israel’s LGBT community.

See Images of Jerusalem Pride and of the Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance at:

http://wwpbehindthephotos.wordpress.com
(Jerusalem Pride)

Jerusalem Pride March 2010
http://wwpbehindthephotos.wordpress.com/2010/07/30/jerusalem-pride/

Jerusalem Pride marks the 1yr anniversary of the Bar-Noar Murders

Courtesy of the Jerusalem Open House website.

On the anniversary of the murders at Bar-Noar, those injured in the attack and the families of the two murdered activists will march along with the Jerusalem Open House (JOH) and other LGBT organizations from across the state of Israel in a rally culminating with a demonstration in front of the Knesset (Israeli parliament). This Jerusalem Pride March will mark the end of a year of mourning and the beginning of a year of activism in pursuit of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) rights and the eradication of discrimination and hate.

On Saturday September 1st, 2009 an armed man clad in a black mask burst into a youth support group meeting in the basement of Bar Noar – an LGBT youth organization on Nahmani Street in Tel Aviv.  The intruder open fired, killing the group’s leader Nir Katz and Liz Terobishi, who was only 16 at the time.  Eleven others were injured, leaving two additional teenagers permanently disabled.  The perpetrator was never found.

This tragedy serves as a terrible reminder to the LGBT community that we cannot tolerate any form of discrimination, intolerance, or prejudice. Many public figures pledged their support of our efforts, including Knesset members and ministers from all corners of the political spectrum. Some of these included Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Minister of Education Gideon Saar, Minister of Culture and Sport Limor Livnat, Minister for Social Welfare Services Isaac Herzog and Minister for Minority Affairs Avishay Braverman. But how will these promises of change be implemented?

The JOH has dedicated this year’s Jerusalem Pride March to creating tangible changes in discriminatory legislation, and resource allocation. We do not seek to “provoke”, but rather to draw attention to the fact that Israeli law and public policy still discriminate against members of the LGBT community.  The time has come to take action.

The 2010 Jerusalem Pride will take place July 29.

And, here’s a program of the week’s events: Pride Events

Europride 2010 – Warsaw, Poland

Only 5 years after the first Warsaw Pride march was banned, between 8-15,000 people turned out to celebrate this year’s EuroPride in central Warsaw.

View images of Pride from the WWP: Behind the Photos blog at:
http://wwpbehindthephotos.wordpress.com/2010/07/22/europride-2010-warsaw-poland-july-10th/

And here’s a link to an article about the Pride:

Gays defy Polish traditionalists for EuroPride march – By Gulliver Cragg in Warsaw

Country Details: Gay Rights and Culture in Poland

Poland LGBT Rights:

Homosexual Acts Legal? Yes

Same-sex Relationships Recognized? No

◊ No legal recognition of same-sex unions currently exists in the Polish constitution.  Major opposition to same-sex marriages or civil unions comes from the Roman Catholic church, which makes up approximately 95% of the population, with 40% practicing regularly(1).

Same-sex Marriages Allowed? No

Same-sex Adoption Allowed? Yes and No

◊   A single gay person can adopt a child, but no joint adoption by a gay couple is allowed.

Can Gays Serve Openly in the Military? Yes

Anti-discrimination Laws? Yes

◊   Anti-discrimination laws, including discrimination based on sexual orientation, was added to the Polish constitution.

Concerning Gender Identity? Yes

Sex changes are legal, and afterwards birth certificates can be changed.

Cultural Points of Interest:

While in 2004 and 2005 the “Equality Parade” in Warsaw was banned, the country is now hosting the 2010 Europride festival.

Websites:

Lambda Warszawa – One of the major LGBT NGOs in Poland.
http://www.lambdawarszawa.org/

Gay Life – website for the Polish gay community, includes events, news, forums, etc.
http://www.gaylife.pl

Campaign Against Homophobia – a blog run by an NGO organization working in Warsaw that supports human rights and anti-discrimination.  They provide relevant news and information for LGBT persons living in Poland.  Their main website is:
http://www.kph.org.pl/

Europride 2010 – official website for Europride 2010, which runs from July 9 to 18 in Warsaw.
http://europride2010.eu/