Sunday, 6 July 2008

London Gay Pride parade - 5 July 2008

All photos - by Unzipped: Gay Armenia

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Veteran gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell and actor Sir Ian McKellen. Peter Tatchell marched  carrying a poster ridiculing the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. It featured a photo of Amhadinejad wearing blue eye shadow, red lipstick, a gold
earring and pink nail varnish. The placard was emblazoned with the words: "President of Iran. Murderer. Homophobe." Next to the President's tiny wagging finger was a mocking speech bubble with the words: "My penis is this big."

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For the first time in history, LGBT representatives from all three armed forces - Navy, Army and Airforce, were out parading in their full dress uniforms. Metropolitan Police and Fire Brigade were out there too.

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Older LGBT community

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LGBT Muslims

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The presence of transgender community was particularly strong this year.

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Amnesty International supporters staged 'Eurovision Pride Contest' at the London Gay Pride parade, awarding symbolic 'nul points' to countries with poor gay rights record.

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Stonewall's campaign Education for All and Boycott Heinz featured prominently during the march.Picture 327

Manworthy...

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A handful of protesters (Christian fundamentalists). Very sad people, indeed!Picture 338

Rainbow flag over the St Martin-in-the-Fields church. What a sight, eh?! Picture 339

Absolut vodka known for its gay-friendly ads, turned rainbow for the occasion, Soho, London.

5 comments:

artmika said...

For more London Gay Pride 2008 photos, see my Picasa Web Album

Mamikon PINK said...

nice pictures and nice article, thanks Mika. Just I wonder if Sirusho knows about the fact that her song also was choosen for the pride:)

artmika said...

I hope she will read my separate post about it (or someone from her team), or she will be able to find a video of her song at the London Gay Pride on my youtube channel ;)

Pawel said...

I was there at the London Pride too:)

Cool to know there is something LGBTQ going on in Armenia. Do you know Karen?:)

artmika said...

Yes, I know him :) Btw, nice site you have.