Sunday, 15 August 2010
Frankfurt Gay Pride Parade I
FuFu Life in Frankfurt - Part Twenty Seven
17th July 2010 | Frankfurt Gay Pride Parade I
"Proud of Our Diversity" | Frankfurt Gay Pride Parade 2010.
This year, the Gay Pride Parade and its demonstration are under the slogan "Proud of our diversity". Diversity includes difference. Diversity can be enriched, instead, if you tolerate, accept and not afraid of it (Source : CSD Frankfurt's website). Gay movement in Europe had already reached homosexual equality in 40 years. Yet, they still face discrimination even nominally liberal European countries and have to work in social and legal context, demanding for equality and recognition. This is no ground for discrimination - either on the part of straight people, nor on the part of homosexuals and transsexuals.
As what the slogan aims for, more tolerance and acceptance to homosexual within the European community. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are different from heterosexuals only in their sexual orientation gathered today in Frankfurt and presented an impressive parade! It's my first Gay Parade ever and had a blast time with my coursemates before we left Frankfurt. As usual, had insanely taken more than 1000 pictures in couples of hours.
Walking to Römer from the subway station.
It's packed with people!
Standing on the meeting point and waiting for .
Gays include also Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender people.
It was really a funny parade with music and people doing some jiggles. The street was packed with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) people and i almost couldn't get my way through the crowds to the meeting point with my coursemates. Once i was there suddenly i was surrounded by many interesting figures with heavy make-up on their body and faces and outrageous costumes. Men either disguised as women in grand but silly costumes or scantily dressed and making more merry than anything.
After a while i realised that it was actually quite a sight and amusing that i eventually enjoyed the madness every second I remained there while snapping and taking videos and followed the beats of ever flooding loud music. The whole parade would take two hours so we decided to get something for lunch. While searching for food, i just couldn't stop myself from snapping and taking videos until my friend Erla had to pull me away. Worth to mention that, i was forced to take pictures with a guy(or lady) with a strange wig.
The poster of the parade.
The Gay Pride Flags flying everywhere in the city.
Oh, this lady-man is damn so sexy!
Wow... bling bling bling...
Erla with the UM guy!
Aww... here is a cute boy for you all!
You guys gotta watch the video to check out his Chinese name.
I have no idea, but I need therapy after taking this photograph.
OMG, he should go to Thailand or Korea for the surgery!
The only day GLBT people dare to kiss in public.
This guy dances pretty good!
Les-peranza party! Anyone?
The cock-ordinator! lol
Know why European countries are all very clean?
Because they clean the venue of any event right after it'd finished.
Don't believe? Check out this video!
So finally the parade has started!
Compared with the cultural parade, this Gay Pride Parade is bigger!
The number of visitors increases more than double.
To have a taste of this delightful event tradition before Part II