Pride and prejudice (project documents gay pride events throughout the world)

Published: October 28, 2010

Photography project Walk With Pride showcases the results of a year’s work exploring a spectrum of gay pride events around the world, from the exuberant Sydney Mardi Gras to banned parades in Belarus and Russia.

Taipei-based travel photographer Charles “Chad” Meacham and partner Sarah Baxter, a freelance writer, have traveled to 15 countries for the project, including Turkey, the Philippines, Croatia, Bulgaria and Israel. Walk With Pride will come full circle when Meacham photographs this year’s Taiwan Pride on Saturday. He was inspired to launch Walk With Pride after attending last year’s event, the biggest of its kind in Asia.

“I had never been to a pride parade before or really known anyone in the [gay] community, but for us it’s a very basic human right,” Meacham said. “I thought, ‘These things go on all over the world, so we can probably link them together to show what is going on right now, but in different cultures and in different communities.’”

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