" We as society, will not move forward (sideways or anyways for that matter) until we understand that tolerance, respect and equality ARE part of our common way of living;. Once this dust has really settled, and becomes part of the ground we walk on; only then we will achieve the best of our nature as humans." A.C.
This quote does not mean that we are all the same, in fact we are all different and unique, but at the same time we are all equal, and we all deserve the same niche in society, the same treatment; the same opportunities, to have access to the same information, same services; to not be discriminated against, regardless of your gender, race, sexual orientation or religious belief. We all need to let be, and let the other ones be as well.
It was very festive and inspiring for me to be at the 2009 Pride Parade; of course it was colorful, exotic and interesting; but what really got my attention was the amount of people out of the Gay community willing to support, and accept that they are fighting for that equality spot in society; and openly going out for it. There was so much diversity among the people; that it made me feel hopeful that at some point or another we might be able to get along.
I hope my photography on that day have captured that atmosphere.