Hundreds of thousands gather every year on Avenida Paulista in Sao Paulo for Brazil’s Gay Pride Parade, one of the world’s largest. This year’s parade took place Sunday, June 7.
Devoties of Jesus and exercise take cold plunges, the annual Green Week agricultural fair of food stuffs and agricultural products begins in Berlin, dancers compete to be royalty for this year’s Carnival in Sao Paulo, the Grande Odyssee dog sledding race continues and more in today’s daily brief.
This week, the Pentagon held its first ever Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Month Event, nine months after the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy officially ended government-sanctioned discrimination against gays serving in the military.
LGBT pride is celebrated every June, commemorating the anniversary of the Stonewall riots on June 28, 1969 — the start of the modern gay rights movement and remembers the struggles and victories of the movement. Today, this “out and proud” mentality emphasizes a culture and community of diversity, tolerance, fashion and flare.
From drag queens to biker chicks, here’s a look at LGBT pride parades, street festivals, and political rallies around the world this month. Some of the following may not be suitable for young children, so parental discretion is advised.