Pride Parade - fight for rights, crazy party or something gross

 I know that this is one very controversial issue, but I want to show these events from their fun, beautiful, color side. Conservative people want to ban the parades as they are bad example for their kids, but in my opinion those parades are nothing more than the famous techno street parades. They proclaim the same things such as freedom, equality, joy and love between people no matter their race, sexual orientation and religion. In a world full of hate, wars and separation every event that unites as many as possible human beings together, well, it's a good thing. We need to be more open minded, we need to learn to accept everybody, we need to stop the hate. Maybe in our society this is impossible, but let's just for one day in year forget our boundaries, forget our moral, forget everything that is wrapped around our neck and just be free. Free from boring relationships with suffocating partners, free from living for the people's opinion. Let's for one day stop being sheep and become individuals.
Pride parades for the LGBT community (also known as gay pride parades, pride events and pride festivals) are events celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgenderLGBT) culture. The events also at times serve as demonstrations for legal rights such as same-sex marriage. Most pride events occur annually and many take place around June.  In the 1980s there was a cultural shift in the gay movement. Activists of a less radical nature began taking over the march committees in different cities, and they dropped "Gay Liberation" and "Gay Freedom" from the names, replacing them with "Gay Pride".

And some facts about my country. Like the other countries from the Balkans, Bulgaria's population is very conservative when it comes to issues like sexuality. Although homosexuality was decriminalized back in 1968 people with different sexual orientations and identities are still not well accepted in society. In 2003 the country enacted several laws protecting the LGBT community and individuals from discrimination. In 2008, Bulgaria organized its first ever pride parade. The almost 200 people who had gathered were attacked by skinheads, but police managed to prevent any injuries. The 2009 pride parade, with the motto "Rainbow Friendship" attracted more than 300 participants from Bulgaria and tourists from Greece and Great Britain. There were no disruptions and the parade continued as planned. A third Pride parade took place successfully in 2010, with close to 800 participants and an outdoor concert event.
Facts are sad... Honestly I'm ashamed of the society here. Even young people born after the socialist regime are still narrow-minded and they cannot see how colorful and big is the world. Most of the new generation here is living without going out of its own town or village. Teenagers are dreaming to have expensive car, expensive phone and many sexual partners. They look only in the material world, they are uneducated, and full of prejudices. I want to dedicate the photos of this post to every adult lost in his gray daily routine, to every young girl that dreams to become a folk singer and marry a rich old man, to every boy that wants to drive BMW and be a body builder, to everyone who cannot see more that his own nose. People ot those photos are FREE, ,,, at least one day in the year....



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