I think of Prague as a very progressive and tolerant city so I was surprised when I found out that this year's Pride festival was the first one in the capital.
For those of you unfamiliar with Pride: Have you been living under a rock?
Prague's Pride Festival lasted for five days with tons of awareness and tolerance events. I was really impressed. It was also backed by the mayor's office... but apparently not the president's office. There was a little political tiff in which the president's office called 'homosexualism' 'deviant' and then tried to recover by saying 'deviant' isn't negative it just simply means 'different.' The Pride organizers did their best to stay out of the politics and just capitalized on all the extra press they got from it. Nice job.
|'My son is not a deviant.'|
We went to the parade that Saturday and the music festival right after it for the afternoon evening.
At first we were just watching the parade and taking pictures and dancing at the bottom of Wenceslas Square (like you do) and then eventually we decided to jump into the parade.
|Can you see them flipping us off?|
Luckily, it was a controlled situation. Everyone exercised their right to free speech that day.