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Gay Pride in Brescia
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
17 Jun 2017

Giampietro Belotti a.k.a. "the Illinois Nazi". He became famous years ago for his funny activism, wearing the clothes of the Illinois Nazi from the movie "Blues Brothers".

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Gay Pride in Brescia
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
17 Jun 2017

Girls refreshing their feet walking on the water in Victory square.

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Gay Pride in Brescia
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
17 Jun 2017

At the end of the demo, in Victory square, the presenter Giorgio Conti on stage.

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Gay Pride in Brescia
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
17 Jun 2017

Vladimir Luxuria, first Italian transgender deputy in the Parliament.

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Gay Pride in Brescia
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
17 Jun 2017

A man masked as "Transexual Pope Francis"

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Gay Pride in Brescia
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
17 Jun 2017

African gay at the demo. In many places in Africa gay have no rights, some of them waiting for political refugee status.

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Italian Gay Pride
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
17 Jun 2017

Pictures from the national demonstration of Gay Pride, for the first time in Brescia.

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Malmo Gay Pride in Sweden
Malmo, Sweden
By vincenzo floramo
08 Aug 2015

Sweden's 2nd city hosted from 3th to 8th august the Malmo Pride. A number of events were organised during the week, with a big march on the Saturday 8th through the city. Existing since 1995 Malmo Rainbow festival spreading both knowledge of LGBT (Gay Bi Trans Queer) and the joy of life to the city. The festival is a celebration where LGBTQ movement are making their voices heard. According to the organizers the festival purpose is to make visible the diversity of expression by arranging and coordinating arts and culture. It also creates meeting places and arenas for knowledge deepening, dialogue, reflection, attitude and social influence. Rainbow Festival Malmö Pride is open and available to all who share and respect the following values and respects the culture that has its roots in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and queer life. In this photos selection the Parade closing the Rainbow festival Malmo Pride 2015. After a week long pride festival a parade through the street of Malmo with 7500 participant, a record number, ended the festivities with a party in the centrally placed Colkets park (The peoples Park)

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Gay Parade in Malmo 01
Malmo
By vincenzo floramo
08 Aug 2015

Two girls are kissing each other during the LGBT pride parade in Malmo.

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Gay Parade in Malmo 02
Malmo
By vincenzo floramo
08 Aug 2015

A young girls holding a message during the LGBt pride in Malmo

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Gay Parade in Malmo 03
Malmo
By vincenzo floramo
08 Aug 2015

Local police preparing to walk as part of the LGBT pride in Malmo

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Gay Parade in Malmo 04
Malmo
By vincenzo floramo
08 Aug 2015

The 20th LGBT Pride in Malmo attracted thousand of people during the parade.

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Malmo
By vincenzo floramo
08 Aug 2015

People marched along the roads of the city center of Malmo from 11 am to 3 pm.

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Malmo
By vincenzo floramo
08 Aug 2015

Activist displaying a message on the main square og Malmo during the LGBT pride.

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Gay Parade in Malmo 07
Malmo
By vincenzo floramo
08 Aug 2015

Participant of Malmo LGBT parade at the People's Park where the parade end up.

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Gay Parade in Malmo 08
Malmo
By vincenzo floramo
08 Aug 2015

People gather along the parade way cheering and dancing.

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Gay Parade in Malmo 09
Malmo
By vincenzo floramo
08 Aug 2015

People gather along the parade way cheering and dancing.

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Malmo
By vincenzo floramo
08 Aug 2015

Pakistan Transgender activist took part on the parade on board of Copenhaghen parade truck.

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Malmo
By vincenzo floramo
08 Aug 2015

The parade crossing the city center supported by loud speaker for the dancing followers.

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Gay Parade in Malmo 12
Malmo
By vincenzo floramo
08 Aug 2015

People on wheel chair attended at the LGBT parade in Malmo.

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Malmo
By vincenzo floramo
08 Aug 2015

A record number of 7 500 participated in the parade on the closing day of the Rainbowfestival Malmo Pride.

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Malmo
By vincenzo floramo
08 Aug 2015

People of every age gathered on the parade way.

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GAY PRIDE MILAN 28 JUNE 2014
Milan
By charlenepele
28 Jun 2014

Milan’s Gay Pride parade saw over fifty thousand people walking on the street for gay, lesbian and diversity rights this year.

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Mr. Handsome Competition 2013
Kathmandu
By Transterra Editor
02 Nov 2013

First gay males' Mr. Handsome competition in Nepal
The contestants are coming out, one at a time, wearing only jeans, neckties and cowboy hats. Some are a little stiff. Clearly nervous. But they have a reason to be nervous: They are participating in the first gay beauty pageant: Mr. Handsome, the first of its kind in Nepal. Some are coming out to families and friends by participating here. As the minutes pass, the participants become more and more confident, like they have been out their whole life and have performed many times. They show their moves, facing hundreds of spectators, parents and well-wishers, and they smile.

Homosexuality has been legal in Nepal since 2008, which is one of the most liberal Asian countries, but contestant tell stories of being abused and thrown in jail. In Nepal, homosexuality is often seen as a product of reincarnation and thereby a punishment for poor choices in a former life and same-sex marriage is seen as an import from Western and European culture.

The Mr. Handsome pageant was hosted by the Blue Diamond Society (BDS), Nepalese NGO focusing on LGBT awareness activities, as a way to fight discrimination across the country on the 2 of November 2013. The NGO asked for contestants through its 40-something offices and was ecstatic when they received 35 entry applications. They had expected none.

Prim Pakrim, 22 is one of the contestants, is from Kathmandu. When asked why he's decided to attend the pageant he said “because I’m gay and I'm happy being gay." His family is aware that he is gay but he thinks a beauty pageant like Mr. Handsome can change people's views on gay people and will hopefully end the discrimination gays are facing in the country.

Anup Shrestha, one of the runner ups, from Chitwan, is extremely happy for his prize. He is coming out as being gay by being a part of this competition. He said: “We are intelligent, and we are happy to be gay," and added “There are hundreds of people like us living in Nepal. It´s a wonderful life and we can´t hide it any more” He is now ready to face his family and all the questions that come along with his coming out.

On the stage the contestants are asked what they would say to a headmaster who, as many is currently doing in Nepal, is refusing gays access education. Biswo Raj Adhikari answered, “Every gay and lesbian should have equal rights to education. They should not be isolated or discriminated for their natural identity because being gay or lesbian is not a disease but a feeling.”

Sunil Babu Pant, BDS president, said: "This programme has encouraged gay men to reveal their hidden talents and will create more awareness about gender and sexuality” and added "Although treatment of gays has improved in recent years, many are still not willing to come out openly.” Sunil hopes the competition will become an annual event.

The country’s new constitution is expected to define marriage as a union between two adults, regardless of gender, and to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Photos and Text by Ulrik Pedersen

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Angels at a Pride Parade
Quito
By Austin Mackell
05 Jul 2013

Two young men at a gay pride parade in Quito

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Reclining Venus
Quito
By Austin Mackell
03 Jul 2013

Statue of a reclining female figure outside a cultural center in Downtown Quito

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Hard Face
Quito
By Austin Mackell
03 Jul 2013

Statue of a mans head outside a cultural center in downtown Quito

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Business Breakfast
Quito
By Austin Mackell
01 Jul 2013

Dawn over the northern part of Quito's central business district

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Mad Air
Quito
By Austin Mackell
14 Jun 2013

A skateboarder gets mad air at a skate-park in Quito's central north

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Assange is Coming
Quito
By Austin Mackell
29 May 2013

Graffiti in Quito which reads "Assange is coming" with the lights of a police car passing. Julian Assange of Wikileaks has for years taken refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

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Vegies
Quito
By Austin Mackell
29 May 2013

A woman selling vegetables in Quito