Thursday, June 15, 2006

Brisbane Pride Festival Rally and Fair on Saturday

On Saturday June 17 the streets of Brisbane were alive with colour, drums, whistles and the presence of the LGBT Community our families and friends.

King George Square filled with balloons and the buzz of friendships and reunions for the 17th Annual Pride March and Fair Day.I have been covering the event in recent years building up a collection of positive images to challenge the culture of homophobia that still persists in some elements of our city.

Our presence also attracted the attention of a small group of attractive young men who had just graduated from the Christian School for the Promotion of Homophobia.They didn't bring balloons and whistles, just a few mis-spelt placards, some rather tired theology and an alarming passion for gay and lesbian people.We managed to out-shout, out love and out-do them.I wonder if these boys really want Brisbane to be Australia's most livable city?

You can check out my images of the day here. Let me know if you would like higher reesolution copies for publication.


Blogger Tom Gaylord said...

Hey - Wow, those protestors are pretty full on - It looks like something from a Fred Phelps rally, sick.......

Were they aggressive?

It's strange, they all look a bit 'left' of conservative centre.... and so young too, what a shame...... hope they didn't dampen your day


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