Sunday, July 04, 2010

Rome Pride 2010

This weekend - as in many cities and towns - it was Gay Pride weekend. Over the past few years - and despite some unsettling incidents - the festivities have become more open and are certainly well publicized.

The slogan for this year's Pride has been: ogni bacio una rivoluzione - each kiss a revolution.



And being Italy the political parties jump on the bandwagon peppering the town with posters. This one from the CGIL (Italian General Confederation of Labour) has been appearing around town the past week or so:

Its very inclusive: Hetero, Gay, Lesbian, Trans-gender and I am assuming the * means some of the below, all of the below or I'm undecided.

And the three words central to it all:

Freedom
Rights
Secularism

The later, not surprisingly coming from a Far-Left organization, being a not so subtle reference to freedom from the influence of the Church (Meaning of course Big Ben and the Boys in the City across the River). An interesting concept here of all places.

Happy Pride to all my friends celebrating everywhere this weekend.

04 luglio

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3 comments:

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

equal rights for all...love jac

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Great to see the Pride posters of Rome! Happy Pride!

aisha said...

Oddly there were no Pride celebrations here... :( But nice to see some progress :)