It will be a two-mile-long celebration of gay pride filled with thumping music, elaborate corporate floats, costumed dancers and millions of spectators lining the route. A segment of the gay community that has long participated in the Pride March has complained that the event has evolved from a political protest into a bloated parade — a frivolous party that is overregulated and too commercial. In recent months, these dissidents have organized a competing procession for the same day called the Queer Liberation March, modeled on the first gay rights parade that came in the wake of the police raid at the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan that became a seminal moment in the modern gay rights movement. The upstart march has the support of gay and other advocacy organizations and is attracting participants who believe that the Pride March no longer speaks to the urgent needs of the L. The group calls the Pride March an advertising showcase for floats sponsored by major corporations like Wells Fargo and T-Mobile that distract from the message of Stonewall. Pride March organizers call it a celebration of hard-earned progress in gay equality, from improvements in AIDS treatment to the legalization of gay marriage.
'Queer Liberation March' sets stage for dueling NYC gay pride events
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Homosexuality in Indonesia is generally considered a taboo subject by both Indonesian civil society and the government. Public discussion of homosexuality in Indonesia has been inhibited by the fact that human sexuality in any form is rarely discussed or depicted openly. Traditional religious mores tend to disapprove of homosexuality and cross-dressing. In Indonesia, where religion plays a dominant role in society, and where almost 90 percent of the population are Muslim , homosexuality is not punishable by national law , but condemnation of homosexuality has been voiced by many religious leaders, not only Islamic. At the local level, gay or transgender Muslims can be fined or imprisoned under provincial laws against homosexuality and cross-dressing.