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Season of Pride: LGBT people, allies celebrate Pride around the world

Sunday, June 29, 2014
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NYC PrideSeth Wenig, AP

People on a float dance and wave flags during the Gay Pride Parade in New York, Sunday, June 29, 2014. Fifth Avenue became one big rainbow on Sunday, as thousands of participants waving multicolored flags made their way down the street for New York City’s annual Gay Pride march.

For gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their allies, June is a month of pride and celebration.

Around the globe, LGBT Pride Month has been marked with parades and marches, festivals and dances, and in some cases, protests and counter-protests. In the United States, much of the celebrations have focused on a string of victories in states where gay marriage bans were overturned.

The month’s events culminate this weekend with some of the nation’s biggest parades in cities around the world, including London, Paris and Toronto, and in U.S. cities including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Minneapolis, Seattle and Houston.

Browse through the gallery for a look at some of the celebrations that have taken place around the world during June, including this weekend:

London

Participants celebrate LGBT Pride in London on Saturday, June 28, 2014.

Paris

Pride ParisFrancois Mori, AP

Revelers parade on the Sully bridge on The Seine River with Notre Dame Cathedral in background during the annual Gay Pride march in Paris, France, Saturday, June 28, 2014.

Helsinki, Finland

Participants celebrate LGBT Pride in Helsinki, Finland on Saturday, June 28, 2014.

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