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Global Gay Pride: Celebrations Around the World

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Loud and Proud

The first march celebrating gay pride took place on June 28, 1970, organized by New York City’s LGBT population a year after the Stonewall Riots, which is cited as the event that kick started the gay rights movement in America. What began as a political weapon against homophobia in the U.S., is now a worldwide series of parades and festivals uniting the LGBT community in the name of acceptance and expression.

Keep clicking to check out photos from some of the biggest parties on the planet. (Photos: AP)

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