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Around the World: Gay and PROUD of it!

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

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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Around the World: Gay and PROUD of it!

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

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.


Around the World: Gay and PROUD of it!

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

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

Around the World: Gay and PROUD of it!

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

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

Around the World: Gay and PROUD of it!

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

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.

Around the World: Gay and PROUD of it!

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

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

Around the World: Gay and PROUD of it!

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

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

Around the World: Gay and PROUD of it!

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

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

Around the World: Gay and PROUD of it!

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

Participants smile at the camera during an annual gay pride parade in Tel Aviv, on June 8.

Around the World: Gay and PROUD of it!

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

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

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