Walk With Pride:Homophobia in 2010
Photographer Charles Meacham and blogger/coordinator Sarah Baxter of
the Walk with Pride campaign have been sending us reports and images from various international Gay Pride events throughout the summer. Within those posts have been occasional images of people protesting the Gay Pride events, people spouting hate toward homosexuals.
Here is Charlies and Sarah's account of the homophobia they have witnessed along the way.
While doing this project to photograph international Prides, weâ€™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 Lithuaniaâ€™s first Prideâ€” weâ€™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...
To see more images, check out the full homophobia gallery at: http://www.walkwithpridenow.com