Serbian Hate Leader Mladen Obradovic Faces Charges Over Belgrade’s Violent Gay Pride Parade

Mladen Obradovic, the fanatical Serbian bigot who leads the the "ultranationalist" group Obraz, will face charges of inciting violence during Belgrade's Oct. 10 gay pride parade, where more than 150 people — mostly police, but also revelers and spectators — were injured. Obradovic and two other Obraz members, who led an estimated 6,000 anti-gay protesters, were indicted just before Christmas and face 12-year prison sentences. Last year Obradovic successfully got Belgrade's pride parade canceled by intimidating organizers so much police said they could not guarantee The Gays' safety.

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The Unexpected Homoerotics At The Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Regulars Comic, from Karl Hampe, is published every Friday on Queerty.

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Supreme disappointment: #DADT will live to see Macy’s Parade

Not shocking. Still annoying:

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is refusing to block enforcement of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays in the military while a federal appeals court considers the issue.

The court on Friday denied a request from the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay rights group, to step into the ongoing federal court review of “don’t ask, don’t tell.”

High court rejects plea to block gay military ban [AP via WaPo]




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She Can’t Believe It’s Buenos Aires’ 19th Gay Pride Parade Either

THE SHOT — An estimated 100,000 people flooded the streets of Buenos Aires on Saturday, with much gay pride to celebrate: This summer Argentina became South America's first country to legalize gay marriage.


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SHOCKING: Home Depot gave — hold on to your hats for this one — FRISBEES to parade attendees!

The American Family Association is now lashing out at the Home Depot for, among other benign things, passing out this goody bag to attendees of the 2010 Atlanta Pride Festival:

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The Home Depot gives gifts to thousands of homosexual activists [AFA]

Protect the sanctity of corporate branded swag! Someone has to think of the children of heterosexual parents, the only ones who can enjoy a backyard frisbee toss with a clean conscience.

Next week, expect the AFA to go after banks who give lollipops to little boys who are dressed in pink.




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Carl Paladino’s Gay Pride Parade Fantasies, Brought To Cinematic Life

In the Taiwanese CGI version of Carl Paladino's life, The Gays aren't just some dysfunctional monsters gyrating at gay pride parades. They show up at his front door like a couple of Mormon missionaries.


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Serbia Pride Parade Distrupted By In Violence

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We were all holding out hope that it wouldn't happen, but it did. A day after a large anti-gay march in Serbia's capital, violence disrupted today's pride parade in Belgrade, the first one held in that country since 2001. hundreds of right-wing protesters. attacked and injured at least 100 people, including many of the thousands of police officers who were present to protect the pro-gay activists.

The AP has a rundown of the insensible violence:

Belgrade2 Several parked cars were set on fire or damaged, shop windows were broken, garbage containers were overturned and streets signs destroyed. Several shops were looted. The rioters fired shots and hurled petrol bombs at the headquarters of the ruling pro-Western Democratic Party, setting the garage of the building on fire. The state TV building and other political parties headquarters were also attacked, with many of the house windows shattered by stones. The protesters, chanting "death to homosexuals!" hurled Molotov cocktails, bricks, stones, glass bottles and firecrackers at riot police. Police responded by firing tear gas and deploying armored vehicles to disperse the charging protesters in the heart of the capital even after the brief pride march ended.

The protesters hijacked a bus, ordered all of its passengers and the driver out, and pushed it down a steep street before it hit an electric pole on a main Belgrade square. An organizer, Lazar Pavlovic, said that staging of the pride march was a "historic event." He condemned the violence and noted that the incidents and immense security measures illustrate the dangers the gay people in Serbia are facing.

Apparently the protesters also caused about .3 million in damage.

Reactions from Belgrade officials:

Serbian President Boris Tadic: "Serbia will guarantee human rights for all its citizens, regardless of the differences among them, and no attempts to revoke these freedoms with violence will be allowed,"

Defense Minister Dragan Sutanovac: “It is clear now that this (violence) has nothing to do with the Pride Parade, but represents hatred unseen for quite some time."

Watch some raw video footage of the combative day, AFTER THE JUMP.


 

 


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Irish president won’t attend homophobic NYC St. Patrick’s Day parade

The Independent (Ireland):

Irish-American commentator Niall O’Dowd insisted yesterday that Mrs McAleese’s decision was connected to the issue of gays being refused the right to march in the parade under their own banners.

“I think she made her decision based on the fact that she has a great relationship with gay groups in Ireland and this would be a hugely controversial move for her because of the ban on gays in the parade,” he said.

She had made her decision and many gay groups in Ireland would probably agree with her, Mr O’Dowd said.




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SC Pride Parade Marches On

South Carolina Map x390 (Getty) | Advocate.comTantrums earlier this week from a conservative group over rainbow flags aside, the South Carolina Pride festival begins today in Columbia.
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Derry, Northern Ireland holds first pride parade


Way cool.




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