June 29, 2009

2009 Pride Parade Photos

2009 Pride Parade Photos source

As seen in these photos, this was the weekend Gay people of all shapes sizes and colors took to the streets in celebration of Gay Pride Weekend, with Pride Parades going on all over the country and worldwide.

Gay Pride is taking places in cities around the world this month. I’ve been browsing the festivities, appreciating the festivities vicariously through friends and strangers.
China's first gay pride festival closed in Shanghai on Sunday after a week marred by authorities' last-minute cancellation of events. Events for Shanghai Pride were organized at private venues, without a public parade, to avoid attracting unwanted official attention. Evidently their effort to ‘fly beneath the radar’ was less than successful. Shanghai authorities prevented a film screening and a play and police patrolled Saturday's major events. The festival had to take place discreetly in order to go ahead....

In Croatia, approximately 300 people gathered last Saturday at the 8th Gay Pride parade in Zagreb, uniting under the slogan "Destroy fascism, support gay activism."

Last weekend São Paulo, Brazil hosted the largest gay pride in the world, with over 3 million people in attendance. Dancing and waving rainbow flags, people jammed Sao Paulo’s main boulevards for the 13th annual gay pride parade. Marchers carried signs condemning homophobia and demanding equal rights. Sunday’s carnival-like parade drew gay men, lesbians, cross-dressers and many heterosexual couples with their children for a massive march down skyscraper-lined Avenida Paulista to the beat of loud music blasting from 20 sound trucks....

2009 Pride Parade Photos

Posted at June 29, 2009 4:03 AM

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