[Imc-uk-features] feature proposal - pride 2007
ben at riseup.net
Fri Jul 6 01:11:52 PDT 2007
Pride in London and Beyond
This years London Gay Pride saw one of the biggest turnouts ever
despite two factors that would have all but destroyed other events.
Firstly the less than efficient al-Quaida wannabe bombers planted two
‘devices’ on the route of the march two days before. This could have
led the Police to cancel the procession or a least reroute it through
a less glamorous part of town. Then there was the rain that tipped
down by the bucket full from beginning to end and the pathetic
little protests by the National Front and their brethren from the
Christian Right. Fortunately the LGBT community and their supporters
are not so easily put off and beer and broll'ies were the order of
the day, with the pink pound ensuring plenty of both flowed through
the damp streets of London.
However, marchers carrying banners with the word 'queer' displayed on
them were forbidden from displaying them at yesterday's Gay Pride
event in London. Blundering cops decided that the word was
'offensive', and someone wearing a t-shirt which read 'anarchists
make better lovers' was also ordered to cover it up as this was also
deemed 'offensive' by those arbiters of good taste the London Met.
Politics is not allowed at Pride it seems, leaving more room for
corporate back-slapping about how right on companies like Lloyds Bank
and British Airways are.
main report links
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2007/07/375307.html Pride 2007.
Pitiful counter demos.
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2007/07/375290.html Pride 2007 photos
https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2007/07/374805.html Queers Banned at
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2007/07/375234.html British Airways
Shame London Pride
pride 2007 reports elsewhere
http://ie.indymedia.org/article/83222 Dublin Gay Pride 2007
http://ireland.indymedia.org/article/83136 Gay Pride in Riga, Latvia
Chicago's Biggest Pride Parade Ever! Gives Warm Welcome to
Pride Weekend in San Francisco
https://israel.indymedia.org/newswire/display/6925/index.php Israel -
we are all queers
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