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Uganda Pride 2015 The Proud and Brave Revisited

This week has been a coup for Uganda’s LGBTI community, as yet again, despite the anti-gay atmosphere in that country, the LGBT leadership and community pulled together a great week of Ugandan Pride.. Ugandan Pride has since come a long way – despite the odds- with great overseas interest, and participants from around the world in attendance.

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Jerusalem Pride 2014 a Success

By Melanie Nathan, September 24, 2014. Jerusalem pride finally took place this year after two prior cancellations attributed to the summer Gaza war. The march took place a few days before Rosh Hashana, heralding the Jewish New Year 5775. Notwithstanding the drop in attendance, it is quite a feat that the organizers were able to […]

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Uganda celebrates a successful second Annual Pride Festival

By Melanie Nathan, August 06, 2013. Just last year at this exact time, the world was astounded as the first Ugandan Pride Parade emerged after months of secret planning.  The Ugandan LGBTI community defied the odds by launching their first ever LGBTI Pride parade.  A photo of the decorated truck leading equally decorated marchers to […]

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Protests across Turkey sparked by latest trans murder

Transphobia murders endemic in Turkey By Cathy Kristofferson, July 11, 2013 Update: July 12, 2013 Photos of today’s events below Tuesday, Dora Özer was found stabbed to death in her home by her roommate.  Dora, only 24, is the latest victim of the rampant transphobia  in Turkey.  According to Transgender Europe, at least 30 transgender individuals were […]

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Wildly successful Budapest Pride March 2013 attended by U.S.’s Stuart Milk

Budapest Pride 2013: Rise up for diversity and human rights By Cathy Kristofferson, July 06, 2013 Today Budapest celebrated its 18th annual Gay Pride Parade. The Budapest Pride Film & Cultural Festival 2013 has been held on the first Saturday of July every year since 1997.  This year’s seems to be wildly successful as HVG.HU reported: “The Andrássy […]

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San Francisco Pride 2013

Pictures as San Francisco Celebrates Equality By Melanie Nathan, June 30, 2013. San Francisco had a lot to celebrate this 2013 Pride. And the City did not let us down. Here is a choice of pictures which I took while marching with ORAM today. Scrolling down you will see the prop 8 Plaintiffs, City, State, […]

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Violent Arrests at pro-Gay Rally in Russia

Clashes lead to arrests and detentions at St. Petersburg “Ravnopraviye” Pride Event By Cathy Kristofferson, June 29, 2013 Today in St. Petersburg, Russia pro-and anti-gay supporters clashed at a gay pride event organized by “Ravnopraviye” (Equal Rights.) The event had been sanctioned by the authorities.  The rally-march was organized to protest recent legislation banning “promotion of non-traditional […]

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U.S. Activists protest RESISTANBUL at Turkish Embassy in Washington D.C.

By Cathy Kristofferson, June 24, 2013 Last night a coalition of U.S. activists answered the call to action made by LGBT activists in Istanbul Turkey. The activists determined to help raise awareness about the Turkish government’s brutality and threatened suppression of Turkey’s Pride march, held a light panel protest in front of the Turkish Embassy […]

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Thousands March in Istanbul Trans Pride Parade

By Cathy Kristofferson, June 23, 2013 Even though Turkish security forces yesterday unleashed water cannons to break up a peaceful march in commemoration of those who were killed in the recent Turkish uprising, by all accounts available, Istanbul’s Trans Pride Parade today continued unaffected and was a huge success! There had been a lot of […]

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Poland Pride’s success dampened by first openly gay PM assault

By Cathy Kristofferson,  June 17, 2013 Saturday about 8 thousand marched in Poland’s annual Equality Parade, Parada Równości 2013, under the slogan ‘Fully-fledged Diversity’.  Since Poland has become more accepting these days, the organizers decided to march for Russia and Eastern Europe where the LGBT communities are currently under attack.  Prior to the parade bout […]

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Boston Pride Speaks LGBT Asylum

Marching for LGBT Asylum | “It is illegal to be gay in 80 countries…“ By Cathy Kristofferson, June 09, 2013 I’m pretty sure last year I whined that I was never marching in Boston’s Gay Pride parade again because of the appalling corporatization. And then last week I heard that the amazing LGBT Asylum Support Task […]

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Israel celebrates peaceful Eilat Pride Parade

The Southern city of Eilat saw big crowds as it kicked off the events set for pride in Israel, which is expected to attract a total of 20,000 tourists to Tel Aviv Pride month. By Melanie Nathan, May 31, 2013. Meir Ohayon reports from Israel that “Hundreds of Eilat residents and members of the lesbian, […]

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Ukraine holds their 1st Gay Pride March after all

Using diversion tactics to make it happen By Cathy Kristofferson, May 25, 2013 Yesterday we reported here on OBLOGDEE the week long saga of KyivPride-2013, Ukraine’s LGBT Pride Organization, attempts to hold their 1st Gay Pride March today.  After members of Parliament signed a petition against the, followed by Kiev city authorities filing a suit to ban them, […]

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Ukraine Forced to Change Gay Pride March to Private Event

LGBT community of Ukraine still trying for their 1st Gay Pride Parade… By Cathy Kristofferson, May 24, 2013 Ukraine, like most ex-Soviet countries, is not kind to their LGBT community despite homosexuality having been decriminalized in the early 1990s. Last Friday Ukraine was one of three countries, along with Jamaica and South Africa, called out […]

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Can there be a new politicized Johannesburg Pride

Revamping the dream for an all inclusive politicized Pride By Melanie Nathan. May 20, 2013. This Press Release passed our desk, in what seems to be a follow up to the very controversial events surrounding Johannesburg Pride over this past year and its subsequent cancellation: New Committee to Organise People’s Pride Johannesburg on 5 Oct. […]

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First Pride ever in Moldova | Huge Scott Lively Fail

On 19 May, the first Pride March was held in Chisinau, Moldova. By Cathy Kristofferson, May 19, 2013 I just saw this on twitter and cheered out loud: First Pride March held in Moldova http://t.co/NGwq6Bepbr%[email protected]_en%5D EurAlmanac16:15 I cheered not only because I was thrilled for the Moldovan LGBT community, but also for the bitter defeat […]

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SF PRIDE ANNOUNCES BEBE SWEETBRIAR AS 2013 PARADE COMMUNITY GRAND MARSHA

Posted by Staff, May 18, 2013. SAN FRANCISCO — Today, the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee and Board of Directors announced BeBe Sweetbriar as an Individual Community Grand Marshal for the 2013 Pride Parade. A San Francisco resident for nearly 20 years, Ms. Sweetbriar has dedicated her talents to raising funds […]

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Anti-gay Video stoops comparing gays to adulterers to raise money for documentary

Lying to fund raise – how low can you go Janet Porter? By Melanie Nathan, April 30, 2013. Watch this video by Faith 2 Action – one of the anti-gay groups at war with the idea of equality.  In their desperate cling to bigoted ideology and a lost battle, they try and raise money for […]

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Johannesburg Gay Pride Cancelled as Board Dissolves

By Melanie Nathan, April 04, 2013. The board of Johannesburg Gay Pride Festival Company (JGPFC) has voted to wind up the Section 21 (not-for-profit­) company that has produced ‘Joburg Pride’ over the past seven years. The voluntary winding up of JGPFC  was decided by an unanimous resolution at a board meeting held on Wednesday, 13 […]

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Gender Action Project calls on Johannesburg Pride to remember brutalised LGBTi people

Statement Written by GAP – Oct 11, 2012 On Saturday 6 October 2012 at the annual Johannesburg Pride march, the 1in9 campaign staged a now nationally infamous ‘disruption’ of the Pride ‘march’. LGBTi activists, many of them black lesbians, attempted to stop the march by blocking Jan Smuts Avenue near Rosebank, Johannesburg. The activists staged […]

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Lesbian Group Disrupts Johannesburg LGBTI Pride Parade

by Melanie Nathan, Oct 07. 2012. South African lesbian feminists called for a pause, a minute of silence at the Johannesburg  (Joburg) Gay Pride Parade, to remember lesbians and LGBTI victims of homophobic murders,  yet were denied their moment by Pride organizers. A group calling themselves One in Nine chanted “one minute of silence” and […]

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Ugandan Police Raid Beach Pride Party Arrest LGBT Activists

Yet Activists pull off historic pride event! Melanie Nathan, August 4, 2012 For several weeks  and with great excitement Ugandan LGBT activists have been building a Beach Pride event. The idea was to celebrate with friends and to hold a private party for those who wanted to attend. Activists kept the Pride event under wraps […]

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Gay Flag of South Africa at World Pride Parade Hopes to end Homophobia

South Africa’s Gay Flag flies in London,  amidst the threat of revocation of equality and heightened violence precipitated by homophobia By Melanie Nathan, July 08, 2012. LONDON- More than 250000 people turned out to celebrate World Pride 2012 in London last Saturday (7 July) and marching in the crowd was The Gay Flag of South […]

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