Taiwan Pride is the largest pride in Asia, and would be the start of the Walk With Pride project. Taiwan Pride, Taipei, Taiwan, 2009
A participant asks people to remember Tyler Clementi, a young American college student who committed suicide due to being harassed by classmates. Taiwan Pride, Taipei, Taiwan, 2010
American evangelists protest Manila Pride. Manila, Philippines, 2009
A simple message, Manila Pride. Manila, Philippines, 2009
A participant dresses up as an Avatar character at Sydney Mardi Gras. Sydney, Australia, 2010
High school students display their message at Sydney Mardi Gras. Sydney, Australia, 2010
Lithuania holds it’s first pride by hosting Baltic Pride 2010. Vilnius, Lithuania, 2010
A neo-Nazi group protests Baltic Pride. Baltic Pride, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2010
A prayer is held asking God not to let Lithuania’s first pride take place. Vilnius, Lithuania, 2010
Sergey Yenin has a moment of reflection in the office of Gay Belarus. My experiences in Minsk would change me, and the way I view prides forever. Here were real people fighting for basic Human Rights against very difficult odds. Minsk, Belarus, 2010
Skinheads block the hotel’s entrance where Slavic Pride participants met for a screening of “Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride.” Minsk, Belarus, 2010
A young woman proudly displays the Rainbow Flag in front of Romania’s Palace of Parliament. A simple freedom she would not of enjoyed just several years ago. Bucharest, Romania, 2010.
Despite being banned by the government and physical threats from skinhead groups Slavic Pride was held in Minsk, Belarus, 2010
A skinhead group protests in Bucharest, Romania, 2010.
I was handed this pamphlet by a 6 year-old boy as his parent’s looked on. Bucharest, Romania, 2010.
A “Family Values” group protests in Bucharest, Romania, 2010.
Moscow Pride 2010 goes on despite incredible odds. Moscow, Russia, 2010
Nikolai Alekseev prepares for a court date while the lawyer for Moscow looks down. Moscow, Russia, 2010
Peter Tatchell, Andy Harley, Andy Thayer and Sarah Baxter work together at Moscow Pride’s 2010 headquarters. Moscow, Russia, 2010
Maria Yefremenkova has a private moment before she leaves for Moscow Pride 2010. Moscow, Russia, 2010
Organizers of Istanbul’s first TransPride make a statement to the press. Istanbul, Turkey, 2010
A young transgender woman was assaulted the day before we arrived in Istanbul. This photo was taken and then given to the woman to use in court as evidence. Istanbul, Turkey, 2010
Empty chairs at a press conference for Istanbul’s first TransPride. Istanbul, Turkey, 2010
A young boy plays underneath the Rainbow Flag during Istanbul’s first TransPride. Istanbul, Turkey, 2010.
A participant dresses up as Queen Elizabeth at London Pride 2010. London, UK 2010
Religious protestors at London Pride 2010. London, UK, 2010
After seeing the Rainbow Flag burned in Lithuania, confiscated in Belarus, and ripped down in Poland, I was bothered to see this symbol of equality simply balled up and left on the ground for roughly 30 minutes after the Pride finished. London, UK, 2010
A young protestor gives the Nazi salute as pride participants walk by. Zagreb, Croatia, 2010
Zagreb Pride 2010 is headed by a very young, very cool group of activitsts. Zagreb, Croatia, 2010
Hundreds of anti-riot police were needed to keep the piece during the pride in Zagreb, Croatia, 2010.
Mapko Mapkob debates LGBT Rights with a member of a “Family Values” group on a local radio station. Mapko had to contest accusations stating that all homosexual men have had over 1,000 lovers each, were all prostitutes, and drug dealers. Sophia, Bulgaria, 2010
Michael Cashman prepares to march in Sophia Pride 2010. Sophia, Bulgaria, 2010
A single religious protestor showed up at Athens Pride 2010. Athens, Greece, 2010
In Budapest the pride takes place along empty streets. While this does protect participants from violent protestors, the general public is often unaware of what is going on. Budapest, Hungary, 2010
A small memorial is held at the grave of Károly Mária Kertbeny, the Hungarian writer who first used the phrase homosexual in 1869. Budapest, Hungary, 2010
Rev. Szymon Niemiec gives communion for the Christian United Church before EuroPride 2010. Warsaw, Poland, 2010
Police separate protestors from the pride in during EuroPride 2010. Warsaw, Poland, 2010
Nicolai Alekseev and Volker Beck attend EuroPride 2010. Warsaw, Poland 2010.
Protestors at EuroPride 2010. Warsaw, Poland 2010
Pride organizers end a meeting with a group hug in Jerusalem, Israel. Jerusalem, Israel, 2010
The commandment “Thou shall not kill” is painted on a wall of the youth center where a lone gunman murdered 2 individuals attending a LGBT youth group. Tel Aviv, Israel, 2010