Purple Transvestites & Gay Muslims

Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple. This week the team over at WordPress decided to go for another color in the Weekly Photo Challenge: ” – what kind of purple caught your photographic eye? Share a picture that means PURPLE to you!”

I like photographing and I love photographing people! These photos were all shot at the Gay & Lesbian Pride Parade  in Oslo earlier this summer. With so many colorful personalities around, this event was like a photographers dream!

Purple enough for you?

Purple enough for you?

Homosexual Muslims - Happy Ramadan!

Homosexual Muslims – Happy Ramadan!

Deborah Darling, Bertina Glam & other "girls" from Transehospitset (the transvestite shelter)

Deborah Darling, Bertina Glam & other “girls” from Transehospitset (the transvestite shelter)

“purple does something strange to me” ― Charles Bukowski, The People Look Like Flowers at Last

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30 thoughts on “Purple Transvestites & Gay Muslims

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  2. Yup! 2082 has to be the best. Absolutely stunning. Not everyone can pull of an entire rainbow with such panache. 🙂

    • There was an own section in the parade were muslims demonstrated for their rights to be gay/lesbian. As you might already know, homosexual activity is a crime and forbidden in most Muslim-majority countries. In the Islamic regimes of Iran, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, North Sudan and Yemen, homosexual activity is punished with the death penalty. In Nigeria and Somalia the death penalty is issued in some regions.

      In Norway there was a lesbian woman that went on a hunger strike outside one of the largest muslim communities – her goal was to get the religious leadership in the community to publicly state that they were against death penalty for gays.
      She didn’t succeed, because the imams didn’t want to say that they were agaisnt the death penalty, but she did succeed in getting spat on by the muslims that went to the mosque. They also threw food at her and called her names. Someone (from inside the mosque) also emptied a bucket of dirty water over her head from the second floor.

      So, the gays have a long way to go when it comes to defending their rights. Especially within the muslim society.

      Regarding the guys in the photo: I didn’t ask them if they actually follow the anachroistic & intolerant teachings of the so-called prophet Muhammed, or if they are just muslims by birth/family. Probably the latter is the correct answer, but it doesn’t really matter.

      • Thanks for your explanation, Cardinal. I really appreciate it. 🙂

        Yes, I know more or less about moslem society since I come from a country where moslem are majority. 🙂

          • I hope so too. I’ve never heard so far that they were tortured like you mentioned it before even though they don’t like and condemn them.

            Perhaps it’s because my country based on democratic although moslem are majority. But recently some moslem fundamentalist are trying to force the government to apply the Syariah Law as a state law.

            Some county has adopted and applied the Syariah Law and all I can say from what I read on the news that it’s very unfair to the women.

          • That’s the problem with islam: they are supposed to inforce the Syariah Law whenever they are the majority.
            Islam is fascist, backwards politics – cleverly disguised as religion.

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    • Great photos! Looked like they had fun there as well. I’m in the same situation as you regarding freebies: I have more condoms than I need! I can’t possibly fuck that much! 😀

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  8. Thanks for the photos – I love how colourful they are, such wonderful people! And purple must do something to a lot of people, I was just commenting recently that the wedding I went to last weekend was the first in quite a while that wasn’t purple! Prior to this one, I went to three in a row that had a purple theme, people really do love purple.

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