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View ‘Images Against Homophobia’ – Online Exhibition

View the online slideshow of the ‘Images Against Homophobia’ exhibiton!           Click Here!

Images Against Homophobia
Online Exhibition

Pink Pages Cover

The special Pride issue of Pink Pages, India’s national gay and lesbian magazine, will be coming out this weekend.  One of Chad’s images was chosen for the cover, and an article about the WWP project is featured inside.

We greatly appreciate the support – and thanks to everyone there!

Pink Pages, India's National Gay and Lesbian Magazine

Journal Entry: March 25, 2010 – Travel Preparations

Late on the evening of May 5, we’ll be arriving in Vilnius, Lithuania, to document the 2010 Baltic Pride Festival. Baltic pride will be the first of about 30 world pride parades we will be photographing during just over a year of travel. We’ll be writing more about LGBT rights in Lithuania, and details about the march, as we get closer to its’ date.

Vista of Vilnius

A picture of Vilnius (from wikimedia)

However, before we arrive there is still much to take care. We are both currently passport-less … we’ve had to send them away with our visa applications in order to obtain entry to Belarus (our 2nd stop). Thankfully most of the other places we’ll be visiting allow entry for 30 days without visas.

Booking tickets, quitting jobs, and selling household items are also things that must be done, and sooner rather than later. We are getting rid of our apartment when we leave Taiwan, so everything we are not bringing with us must go. It is a little difficult to part with some things, Chad always looks especially miserable when discussing plans to sell his motorcycle. Yet, I think in the end we both feel so extremely fortunate to have this opportunity … an amazing opportunity to travel around the globe documenting a year’s worth of pride, any hassle we must deal with now is well worth it.  At least I keep telling myself that as I sort through ever growing piles of collected junk … !

WWP Project Featured on the Outrage Magazine GayZine

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.”

Check out the full article at:

Outrage Magazine – “Walk with Pride: Capturing History”

Gay Pride image of OutRage Magazine, the Philippines only GayZine.

Fair Day in Victoria Park

Getting to Victoria Park is no easy task.  Well it should be, but it wasn’t.  My hotel, which advertises on their website to being a Mardi Gras and LGBT community supporter knew nothing about the event, or where Victoria Park was.  I then just headed down to the city, where two taxi drivers told me they had never heard of the park, and that I must have the name wrong.  Luckily, after about 40 minutes, a police officer pointed me in the right direction.

Now, I’ve heard about the Aussie sun before, but now I know the true meaning of “Being Naked.”  It was hot, and not a cloud in the sky.  The park was full of music, food, promotional and awareness booths, a pet show, games,  and just friends getting together for a regular day in the park.  

It was a long day, but a very interesting introduction to Sydney.  The community here is much more established, and free than in Taiwan and the Philippines.  For me it had a much different feel, and I am still trying to put my finger on it.  Still jet-lagged and sunburnt, I slowly made the walk back to King’s Cross, and passed out in my bunk.


(Travel Experiences of WWP Photographer ~ Charles Meacham)

Well here I am in Sydney.

Yeah, so I had the times a bit confused in Darwin, and here I am in Sydney.  The King’s Cross area is a lot like other backpacker havens, so getting settled in hasn’t been that much of an adjustment.  Sydney is of course a huge city and the idea that I am showing up to try to photograph so many events is a little overwhelming at times.  Tomorrow is Fair Day, which is one of the main events of Mardi Gras.  Tens of thousands are going to be showing up in Victoria Park, and I am hoping for some good photographs, but for now I have to fight the urge to sleep.  I look forward to meeting a lot of the community here, which has been so good in helping me try to get a grasp of what is to come.   Don’t sleep Chad, don’t sleep.

(Travel Experiences of WWP Photographer ~ Charles Meacham)

Where Women Glow and Men Thunder

Where am I again?

It’s 5am in Darwin, Australia, and I’m sitting in the airport having an average cup of coffee and an over-priced sandwich that looks nothing like the picture, as my bloodshot eyes stare out into space.  I’ve spent the last 2 days almost entirely in airports, and I have another 5 hours on this lay-over before my flight takes off for Sydney.  For the next 8 days I will be photographing the huge Mardi Gras event…..oh I think they are boarding….I’ll write more when I get there.

(Travel Experiences of WWP Photographer ~ Charles Meacham)