Saturday, July 09, 2011

The Big Picture: LGBT Pride Parades

An amazing Boston Globe photo documentary of LGBT pride parades around the world.

Around the world, the LGBT community celebrates in environments ranging from welcoming to tolerant to violently hostile. Many cities stage gay pride parades on or around June 28, the anniversary of New York's Stonewall Inn uprising in 1969 -- what many consider the beginning of the gay rights movement. New York enjoyed its parade this year on June 26, a celebration given added spirit with the legalization of gay marriage in New York state two days earlier. Some communities in the world still meet with resistance, with activists assaulted and arrested in Russian cities, and an Indian health minister describing homosexuality as a "disease" three days after the New Delhi pride parade on July 2. Collected here are photographs of people celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered pride around the world.

Toronto Police Engage with the crowd in a water fight:

Participants in Guatamela City:

New York Senator Tom Duana and his partner Louis Webre feel the emotion of the crowd:

To see all of the pictures

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