Homos the world over came together this weekend to celebrate the first annual Global Gay Solidarity Day.
American activist Michael Petrelis tells us that America, Canada, Mexico and Poland all saw activists come together to commemorate lost comrades and form a symbolic phalanx against homo-haters.
Above you see footage from Vancouver, where politicos and sports star Mark Tewksbury, came out to support the gay movement. Poland’s gatherings may be the most poignant, particularly because of the government’s increasingly homophobic politics. Warsaw-based activist Lukasz Palucki tells Michael Petresis that he and his took on Iran’s homophobia:
We made a candle sign saying REMEMBER in front of the Iranian embassy.
But I have better news from the clubs – almost all of the confirm that they will put a candle on the bar with a sign “Globalny DzieÅ„ SolidarnoÅ›ci Gejowskiej” – that means in Polish “Global Gay Days of Solidarity”.
New York’s action also took on an emphatically international tone as activists laid a commemorative wreath in Dag Hammerskjold Plaza, across from the UN HQ.
Very impressive work, ladies and germs! We can’t make – or get – a date, let alone organize a mass action of intercontinental proportions.
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