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San Francisco Dyke March 2012

The San Francisco Dyke March took place on Saturday June 23, 2012. The event began with a massive gathering at Dolores Park in the Mission and culminated in a march through the Mission which ended in the Castro for Pink Saturday.

This year I gravitated towards portrait photography — I wanted to capture intimate moments of individuals in a mass social gathering. Group protest is a significant catalyst to changing social attitudes but close personal connections are key to bringing about true understanding and the acceptance of difference.

Trans March Youth Marchers

San Francisco Trans March 2012

LGBT Pride weekend kicked off with the San Francisco Trans March on Friday June 22. The 2012 theme was “Trans Generations: Define Your Moment.” The event began with a gathering at Dolores Park in the Mission and culminated in a march down Market Street ending with a festive rally near the Civic Center.

This year I gravitated towards portrait photography — I wanted to capture intimate moments of individuals in a mass social gathering. Group protest is a significant catalyst to changing social attitudes but close personal connections are key to bringing about true understanding and the acceptance of difference.

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Hillary Clinton’s Speech to the UN on LGBT Rights

Hillary Clinton speaks to UN about LGBT Rights on Dec.6, 2011Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton — Remarks in Recognition of International Human Rights Day December 6, 2011 Palais des Nations Geneva, Switzerland

“So in that spirit, I want to talk about the difficult and important issues we must address together to reach a global consensus that recognizes the human rights of LGBT citizens everywhere.”

The first issue goes to the heart of the matter. Some have suggested that gay rights and human rights are separate and distinct; but, in fact, they are one and the same. Now, of course, 60 years ago, the governments that drafted and passed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights were not thinking about how it applied to the LGBT community. They also weren’t thinking about how it applied to indigenous people or children or people with disabilities or other marginalized groups. Yet in the past 60 years, we have come to recognize that members of these groups are entitled to the full measure of dignity and rights, because, like all people, they share a common humanity.”

“This recognition did not occur all at once. It evolved over time. And as it did, we understood that we were honoring rights that people always had, rather than creating new or special rights for them. Like being a woman, like being a racial, religious, tribal, or ethnic minority, being LGBT does not make you less human. And that is why gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights.”

Hillary Geneva