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Jerusalem: Gay Pride parade goes ahead amid tight security

Jerusalem: Gay Pride parade goes ahead amid tight security

Some 20,000 people turned out on Thursday last (2nd) for Jerusalem’s annual Gay Pride parade, flanked by police officers after threats by some Jewish activists to disrupt the celebration. They waved rainbow flags and a few Israeli ones with rainbow motifs as they processed through the Jewish part of Jerusalem on a march that went […]

Sydney’s gay pride parade celebrates same-sex marriage and activists

Sydney’s gay pride parade celebrates same-sex marriage and activists

Excited crowds lined Sydney’s streets on Saturday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, the first time the annual parade has taken place since Australia legalised same-sex marriage. The event started in 1978 as a protest march for gay rights and the decriminalisation of homosexuality, but has since grown into […]