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Gay Mother of God and other controversial pictures from the Belgrade Pride Parade (PHOTO)

These images will cause strong reactions

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Belgrade Pride Parade this year passed in a cheerful atmosphere, with music and lots of color - people posing with rainbow flags, colorful makeup, unusual hairstyles.

However, the controversy of each Pride Parade is a step further made in its sexualization, which in some western countries even goes all the way to stripping, dancing that is not appropriate for a public space, and scenes that not quite everyone wants to see.

Some defend such behavior with the ideal of freedom, explain it as a kind of protest or simply say that the purpose of such gatherings is to break with tradition, prudishness and constraints, and take a step further toward sexual freedom.

Last year, there was a lot of debate about a transvestite dressed in a folk costume, as well as participants who introduced themselves as the Wet Mary and Ostrog. Argument were made that this does not help vulnerable groups, that even LGBT people don't feel comfortable when they are promoted in this way, but also that this is insulting to religion and tradition.

This year, we recorded some of the scenes that could spark new debates.

Parada ponosa 2019

Photo: M.B.

At one point, dancers performed in front of the parade truck in a choreography reminiscent of those seen in nightclubs.

Parada ponosa 2019

Photo: M.B.

Exaggerated makeup, controversial tiny skirts and a leather red jumpsuit attracted considerable attention.

Parada ponosa 2019

Photo: M.B.

Among the various slogans was one that has nothing much to do with the rights of LGBT people - "Albanians are our brothers".

Parada ponosa 2019

Photo: M.B.

Some artists also brought an icon that many will say offends their religious sentiments.

Parada ponosa 2019

Photo: M.B.

Anyone can wear heels, but it's unlikely that this guy who took part in the parade will gain so much freedom to wear them on a bus tomorrow, and have nobody look at him sideways.

Parada ponosa 2019

Photo: M.B.

(M.B.)

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