Sunday, June 26, 2005

Gay Pride in Paris


I know, I know, I could have taken this photo in London, New York or Sao Paolo for there is absolutly nothing typical about the Paris Gay Pride - except maybe these guys wearing a beret that you can see here, with a bunch of other Paris Gay Pride pictures. Anyway, for your information, the first Parisian Gay Pride officially dates from 1982, one year after France abolished laws that prohibited homosexuality. Some 17 years later, in 1999, a civil contract law (Pacs) was passed by the government in order to allow two people, including same-sex couples, to have the same benefits as traditionally recognized couples.

26 comments:

  1. Excellent Eric! My mom used to have those little pop-poms on curtains when I was growing up!

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  2. Columbus had it's Gay Pride parade yesterday - Is this a World wide date? Didn't get to see the parade in Columbus. Maybe next year.

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  3. Rock I can't believed I missed the one in Columbus too. Eric, I checked out your other pics as well. Looked liked a fab time. No doubt hot as hell! Love it!

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  4. > Rock. Well, no, I don't think there is a fix date but in Paris it's always end of June.

    > Megan. Thanx. Gay Pride is always a photographer's heaven!

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  5. Eric - Is France the first country to allow Gay couples married in the world? Isnt it Netherlands?

    Btw, I forgot to tell you I take a look of most of your album, they are all very nice pics! Are you a photographer or just interested in photography? I know you are a journalist, what type of journalist are you? Do you take pictures for your articles?

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  6. > Joanna. No I don't think so. And it's a civil contract, not a marriage (French gay couples have no right to adopt children for instance). I don't know exactly about the other countries. I know that most European countries have civil contracts but as for actual marriages I think only Spain and Canada have a law.

    I am not a professionnal photographer and I do not take pictures for my article. I work in the computer Press; I am the chief editor of the French version of PC Magazine.

    And you?

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  7. Eric - Right. Thanks for answering me the question.

    Ah I see. No wonder your language is so good. I was an Art Director for multimedia and video production in a reputable company in HK. You could see some of my past work on my site. Now, I am working on my health lol! And handmade jewellery, and learning vegetarain, spiritual, naturopathy stuff etc by myself. I have long-term illness and have to spend time to take care of it, that's why I have so many times to surf internet lol. I got your link from other bloggers.

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  9. no no no! gay is just so wrong!!

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