Capital Pride 2013 was even bigger and crazier than last year, and it was a pleasure to meet so many great people. A Park Ranger set up a talk “From Selma to Stonewall” by the fountain at DuPont Circle before the parade, chronicling civil rights movements in the country and sharing her own story (1st pic). I met two of the students, Zoe and Alex, behind the recent (and successful) GSA movement at the University of Notre Dame (2nd pic). And so many more fabulous people who showed their pride in body suits, with flags, in homemade t-shirts or doll baby dresses.
Thank you to all of those awesome people who gladly let me take photos of them and gave permission to have them posted. If you get a chance, check out the 3 hour parade and the vast festival down Pennsylvania Avenue next year. It’s well worth the trip for the weekend and not terribly expensive if you can find a cheap hotel. Happy Pride everyone!
Posts tagged "Protests"
…up to 200,000 people angry with high costs and poor public services took to the streets. Protesters in Rio de Janeiro burned cars and looted buildings as police attempted to disperse them with teargas and rubber bullets. Aerial images showed thousands of people attempting to storm the congress building in Brasilia. The rallies…are some of the biggest ever seen in the country…
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By far one of my FAVORITE signs I’ve seen this week!
aw snap. I love the smell of logic in the afternoon
I haven’t been reblogging many of these but I like this one.
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There are massive protests happening in Turkey right now to overthrow the Islamist government, and this is the front page of CNN.
For updates, you can follow: http://istanbulfreepress.com/ (Some images are quite graphic)
Why emphasize “Islamist?” The protests have virtually nothing to do with the religiosity of the ruling party as far as I have seen
In contrast to it being a protest against an “islamist” government, a Turkish friend of mine (ridiculously tiny sample group, I know, but still) says that the majority of anti-government sentiment is a result of the government’s pro-“Western”, pro-American, pro-Israeli foreign policy. Which in the media’s eye is the absolute antithesis of “Islamism”. Which probably explains the lack of reporting.
Of course my friend could be a total anomaly and in fact everyone else in Turkey and those who are protesting fully support the “westernisation” of the country, but I’m working from the data I have, and he seemed to think it was widely felt sentiment.
Hey… fuck you CNN!
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PLEASE. ATTENTION. IMPORTANT. PLEASE. My followers from all around the world. This is the first time i’m asking for something THIS serious. And i need, we need your support. Turkish people, my people are standing up for their rights, after a long long time. First it started as a protest against a mall that will be built in one of our historical parks. But then it got bigger, it’s not only about the trees anymore. It’s about the people who got beaten, who got thrown tear gas bombs to their heads, who got intentionally hit by police cars, and killed. In here we are not allowed to speak are minds anymore, and media is not helping either. Help us spread the word, let the world know about what’s happening here. I’m asking, wanting you to reblog this. Please. Once you finish reading this, please reblog.
PLEASE DON’T IGNORE THESE
people fucking died there
THIS IS HUMANITY BEING EXTERMINATED RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES.
PLEASE TAKE A SECOND TO GET THIS OUT TO THE WORLD AND STOP PEOPLE FROM DYING PLEASE!!!
My friend Batu is taking part in these protests. I really hope he stays safe. Please spread the word! People’s lives are at risk!Source tomwaitsforme
Police forced to retreat from Istanbul’s Taksim square as protests against the authoritarian neoliberalism of Erdogan’s proto-Islamist government grow.
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The government (AKP) wanted to build a shopping mall but Istanbul already has got 93 shopping malls so we’re sick of it. And they wanted to build it in taksim gezi parki. That park is really important to us it’s like Central Park in NY. They wanted to destroy our park and build a new AVM. Then out people go there to defend our park and block the government. But the police started to throw agent orange, pepper spray and hard water (firemans trucks) Lots of people died and they’re still standing there and waiting 5pm because if our war continues for 48 hours our government is going to fall. We’re walking on Atatürk’s road and we don’t want Erdogan to controle us because that’s what he’s doing. So let thw world know what the fuck is he doing to his own people and he is doing just because the defenders dont like him and dont obey him. As you can see if people dont obey him he use illegal things to torture us and he blocked the media too so when other countries are making news about us suffering in our turkish channels there’s nothing just regular things like soccer or magazine news. They blocked the phones and internet in defending places so people are stuck there without electricity and no food there are no gas masks so lots of people are poisoning and police attacks people with armed combat car and they shout like run over people so ERDOGAN= HITLER HELP US (Reblog)