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21th may 2011, Cracow/Poland. Equality parade, which is polish gay pride parade

once gain gay parade

march was under the protection of police




Thank you very much for all the comments and of course DD!
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Given 2011-05-25
Great perception to dive into the crowd, not afraid of what will happen. A good view of what happens behind police lines, in this case, where they're protecting the demonstration. A little twist!
war not love by ~straszak

[Photojournalism / Documentary & Editorial]
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WysokiNiski Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
fajnie dobrałeś tytuł
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:iconstraszak:
straszak Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
;)
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Zlukaka Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
Really nice angle for the shot!
Well, at least in Poland police protects the gay parade, in Russia police beats the gay parade.
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:iconstraszak:
straszak Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
yeah, i know about it. Thanks :)
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:iconr4don:
r4don Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Sad thing that the parade has to be protected in the first place.

Very nice shot!
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:iconstraszak:
straszak Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
thanks
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Sweet--Angel Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Widziałam to jak wracałam z pracy... Niesamowite zdjęcie!
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:iconstraszak:
straszak Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
trzeba się było przyłączyc ;)
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Sweet--Angel Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Też prawda ;)
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SongBird97 Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I am not part of the LGTBQ community but I would DEFINANTLY be out there supporting them!
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ayaka859 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A beautiful picture, really catches you're attention and makes you r-evaluate you're opinion on controversial topics such as this one.


In my opinion being gay in Europe is pretty much practiced but, it's now openly showed, and I think it's about time Europe opens up to it's Gay citizens, being Gay isn't a choice and nobody should be ashamed just because they are.

Now I'm not taking sides here, because even gays make me feel uncomfortable sometimes(sorry for the offense), but the point is they have rights of their own, and the public should accept them as they are, it's kinda nice knowing that gay Europeans are opening up and not staying in the closet like they used to.♥
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straszak Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
thanks for your opinion :)
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ViviFox495 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
When you need police for a Rights march, you know that there's inequality in the air.

Love is not wrong. <3
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straszak Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
true :)
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lonely-heart5 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow.... the contrast between that and the pride parade where I live... here, it's half naked ppl dancing and singing with rainbows everywhere. kinda odd, but ya gotta love that happiness =D

there... just looks depressing (in this one shot)
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cjpul Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Were there any attempts of violence?
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:iconstraszak:
straszak Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
please see other pictures from this series
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ZEROresolution Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Who's side were you on?
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:iconstraszak:
straszak Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
I am an observer :)
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ZEROresolution Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
I can understand that, but there comes a time when we must fight.
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Xiactorvi Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sometimes you have to fight to be understood. :/

Fantastic point of view for the pic. :3
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straszak Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
thanks :)
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Xiactorvi Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^ You're welcome.
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LeadHeart787 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
<3
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Achimstyle Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional
I really like the lighting, beautiful job!
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straszak Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
thank you (it's rather postproduction ;) not lightning)
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LottonTheWizard Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Policemen participated in the gay parade. And who are they so ?
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straszak Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
yeah :P
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StarbyStars Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
well its good the police was there to keep away any violence from those who want to fight against the gay rights
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MiraKHall Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I find it ironic that Poland, once targeted by a racist, fascist group who were essentially fueled with hatred, still holds people with that same hatred but towards a different group. You'd think after the Holocaust, people would learn to tolerate others for who they are rather than what they are...

...Did that make sense?
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straszak Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
I think that in times of communism, the problem of homosexuality was a taboo. We have a little more than 20 years of freedom and we have a lot to learn.
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MiraKHall Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm quite hopeful for Poland, then; I'm pretty sure you'll progress a lot quicker than my sorry-excuse-for-a-melting-pot country. I just wish there wasn't a need to enforce laws on people who aren't willing to change unless educated the right way. It's something I picked up in Women's History, from what I can understand based on the events...
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straszak Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
i hope too :)
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Teh-russian-uchiha Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Obv as a person from a nation that didnt contribute shit all to the war, you can talk freely on the subject.
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MiraKHall Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What are you talking about? You're not making much sense... You didn't understand me, did you? If you're trying to do a but-hurt reversal, you're not doing a very good job at if I can't understand the content.
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MirrorNayru Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
S/he means that you aren't really an expert on what goes on in Poland nor what happened during the second World War, because you don't live in Poland and you didn't live through the Second World War. And what are you complaining about in the first place? A country that even tolerates a pride parade well enough to lend police protection is in good shape to me.
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MiraKHall Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually have a beef with the police, but I don't want to delve into that in any details. That's not the point, though. I'm not complaining. What I found disturbing was that they NEEDED police protection in order to have their parade, which means to me that not everyone within local range agrees with it and that they would use violence to express that (I remember that happening at a pride parade in my city when some asshole used tear gas on the paraders, even WITH police protection).

It was similar during the Civil Rights Movement, too. During the 50s and 60s when they were trying to integrate public schools, a lot of black kids were being escorted by white adults to an all-white school. I know they were there for their protection and to set a point of the need for integration, but that also mean that not everyone was willing to change their views on that in the long run.

I think pride parades are good, but when the opposition are that in which police protection are needed, I feel hopeless for humanity.

I hope that was a bit clear; the other comment was just no clear enough for me, so I had no idea what to expect. I know I don't know much about Poland, but I know enough what happened in history.
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Teh-russian-uchiha Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Im the buthurt one? im not the one complaining about bullshit like discrimination of others, in a country that i have nothing to do with, thats 4000 miles away from me. Sort shit out in your own country, before you start talking about "irony", a concept which explaining to someone like you, is the same as explaining the colour red to a blind man.

i tell you what IS ironic, a country proclaiming to be all about freedom, in which you still cant get gay marriage in majority of its states.
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MirrorNayru Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
America is so messed up... It's not funny. Unfortunately our population is full of people who have no education, a biased education, or no will to lend their voice to how their government should be run (And anyone who criticizes America is a terrorist btw). However, this is not just America's problem, many countries struggle with narrow-mindedness. Your claim at how hypocritical America is by guaranteeing equal rights to all citizens is correct (that statement was implemented at a time when we still had slavery, and slavery continued till the late 1800s, with African Americans suffering as second class citizens until the 1960s and even afterward). Yea, this year I just completed an Advanced Placement course of American History. There is little for us to be proud of. Today, corruption still exits everywhere (and not just in America) and there ARE good citizens in America, but the majority rules. That's how it is everywhere.
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MiraKHall Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that's a little bit better. But be sure you get your capitalization and apostrophes in order. Otherwise, you still look like you're typing like you don't care.

Also, you need to understand that even though I live in a country that spouts out freedom yet denies gay rights (not to mention still think blacks are evil, which is totally unfair) doesn't mean that I'm ONE of those idiot Re-Thug-licans who are actually running things around here. My only power in this situation is to vote for the right people and the right propositions (as well as against the wrong ones), but there seems to be more IDIOTS than there are rational freethinkers like me. Read what others say and choose carefully what you're saying before you start lumping others like me with the rest of the redneck hicks, because believe me, I do NOT want to be associated with those morons.

How's that for irony?
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YeshuaNel Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool
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straszak Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
thanks
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sirBastet Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
I was there! :)

Świetne ujęcie - nie dziwota że DD
gratulacje
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straszak Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
dzięki
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Panicalex Featured By Owner May 25, 2011   General Artist
Gratulacje. Chyba będziesz miał tu wojnę.
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straszak Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
dzięki. wojnę? ;)
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Panicalex Featured By Owner May 25, 2011   General Artist
Z tego co obserwuję DD które dotykają kontrowersyjnych tematów wywołują wojenki w komentarzach. Ale może ci się upiecze ;)
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straszak Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
eetam, takie wojenki mnie nie interesują, niech kazdy pisze co uważa ;)
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grotesquelucienne Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Student General Artist
There is a space traveller init. :D
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straszak Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
what? :)
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