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Around the World: Gay and PROUD of it!

Last updated on: June 12, 2012 13:13 IST

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Every June, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community unite and organise pride festivals to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York, one of the triggering incidents to bolster the gay rights movement in US and around the world.

The pride festivals also serve as foundations to demonstrate for legal rights of the LGBT community, such as same sex marriage and legal recognition.

Rediff.com presents pictures of an assortment of pride festivals clicked across the world.

In this picture, revellers participate in the LA Pride parade in West Hollywood, California, on June 10.

The parade is part of the annual Los Angeles lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride celebration in West Hollywood.

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Photographs: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters

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People surround a float as it is driven down a street during an annual gay pride parade in Tel Aviv, Israel, on June 8.

Revelers paraded in the streets of Israel's free-wheeling city of Tel Aviv, which has become a Mediterranean hotspot for gay tourism, ending their celebration with a party on the beach.



Photographs: Amir Cohen/Reuters

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Revellers wave as they travel in a float at the LA Pride parade in West Hollywood, California.


Photographs: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters

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A participant dances while taking part in a gay rights protest during an annual gay parade in central Athens, Greece, on June 9.


Photographs: John Kolesidis/Reuters
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Participants with rainbow umbrellas attend the second gay pride parade in Split, Croatia, on June 9.

Several hundred participants attended the Split Gay Pride parade.


Photographs: Antonio Bronic/Reuters
Tags: PROUD , Croatia , Split

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Revellers participate in the LA Pride parade in West Hollywood, California.


Photographs: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters

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A participant waves a rainbow flag during the second gay pride parade in Split, Croatia, on June 9.


Photographs: Antonio Bronic/Reuters
Tags: PROUD , Croatia , Split

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Participants march during the second gay pride parade in Split, Croatia.


Photographs: Antonio Bronic/Reuters
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Participants smile at the camera during an annual gay pride parade in Tel Aviv, on June 8.


Photographs: Amir Cohen/Reuters
Tags: PROUD , Tel Aviv

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Two men ride a motorcycle in the LA Pride parade in West Hollywood, California.


Photographs: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters

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