Tuesday, July 4, 2006

gay pride: "we are queer, and we are here" - but so are the gay bashers

Above: "Pink Britannia Rules the Gays, We shall Never, Never be Straight".

It was 'Gay Pride' in London last weekend with a good humoured 'pinko and proud' carnival style march through central London, but all is not roses in gay land.

When Sir Elton John and David Furnish got married this year they ware so worried at being attacked they avoided the public as much as possible and made a dash from their wedding car rather than shake anyone's hands.

Cruising in Clapham Common is increasingly dangerous - last year there was a homophobic murder, in march this year a man was brutally attacked just yards from the site of the murder.

Men in Scotland are almost four times as likely to be attacked if they are homosexual.

'Oxford Pride' - Saturday 15th July 2006.
'Brighton Pride' - 29th July - 3rd August.
• 'Manchester Pride' - 18-28 August.

Above: A traditional London 'Blush Bus'.

Above: All we need is love.


1 comment:

nomadjf said...

i just saw this video with Elton John in it. I guess that it’s about Dave Stewart’s (from the Eurythmics) first group in the 70s that never released their album back then, and now there’s a big VH1 special on them tonight @ 6.

anyone else heard about this?