Sunday, June 29, 2014

Bogotá's Gay Pride Parade 2014

Bogotá's 2014 Gay Pride Parade was the usual spectacle - and drew multitudes of spectators, despite competition from a World Cup elimination match.

Whether or not spectacles like this one contribute to the acceptance of sexual minorities, I'll let others decide.

Notably, the World Cup eight years from now is scheduled to be held in Qatar, a Muslim principality which imposes harsh penalties on homosexuals. If Qatar's discriminatory laws were instead directed against a racial or religious minority, then the FIFA would likely never tolerate them.

'For love, there are no barriers.'
'My best friend is gay.'

'Without political liberty, there is no sexual liberty.'
'A secular state now!'

The 'Bear club.'

When a city has a store catering specifically to closeted transvestites, it's means something, but I'm not sure exactly what.

'Our bodies are not puppets of the conflict.' - Stonewall Javeriana. The Javeriana, a Catholic university, recently cancelled an event about sexual minorities.


By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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