Pride Parades Around the World
June 27, 1969 marked an important turning point in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history when the patrons of Stonewall Innâ€”a popular gay bar in Manhattan's Greenwich Villageâ€”galvanized a 6-day protest against routine police raids on gay-friendly establishments. The following year, gay communities from New York City to Los Angeles organized marchesâ€”called pride paradesâ€”to commemorate the riots. Since then, the movement has spread across the globe in support of the 1969 event's original mission: civil rights for the LGBT community. In honor of pride month, here's a look at the state of the pride parade around the globe. Which countries celebrate openly? And which countries force gay communities to embrace their identities in the dark?