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

Season of Pride: LGBT people, allies celebrate Pride around the world
NYC Pride
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. Seth Wenig, AP

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.
Participants celebrate LGBT Pride in London on Saturday, June 28, 2014. bjpcorp (Flickr)

Paris

Pride Paris
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.
Francois Mori, AP

Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki
Participants celebrate LGBT Pride in Helsinki, Finland on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Antti T. Nissinen (Flickr)

Lima, Peru

Pride Peru
Men kiss under a rainbow umbrella during a gay pride parade in Lima, Peru, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Sebastian Castaneda, AP
Pride Peru
A man carries a heart that reads in Spanish “Love and let love” at a gay pride parade in Lima, Peru, Saturday, June 28, 2014.
Sebastian Castaneda, AP

Mexico City

Pride Mexico City
A man wears a costume during Mexico City’s annual gay pride parade, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Rebecca Blackwell, AP
Pride Mexico
Cowboys stand together at the start of Mexico City’s annual gay pride parade, Saturday, June 28, 2014.
Rebecca Blackwell, AP

Greece

Pride Athens
Two women kiss in front of a rainbow flag during the Gay Pride parade in central Athens on June 14, 2014. Petros Giannakouris, AP
Pride Greece
A Conchita Wurst impersonator takes part in a parade in Thessaloniki, Greece, during the third Thessaloniki Pride festival. Nikolas Giakoumidis, AP
Pride Greece
In this Saturday, June 21, 2014 photo, People take part in a parade in Thessaloniki, Greece, during the third Thessaloniki Pride festival, a 2-day event that included a march around the center of the city and an open-air concert Saturday night. Nikolas Giakoumidis, AP

Cyprus

Pride Cyprus
A gay rights activist walks through colored smoke from a flare, while holding a banner that reads “Homophobia seriously harms you and around you” during the first Gay Pride parade in Nicosia, Cyprus on May 31, 2014. Philippos Christou, AP
A man with a flag dances during a first gay pride parade in downtown Nicosia, Cyprus, Saturday, May 31, 2014.
A man with a flag dances during a first gay pride parade in downtown Nicosia, Cyprus, Saturday, May 31, 2014. Petros Karadjias, AP

Barcelona, Spain

Pride Barcelona
A reveler reacts during the annual Gay Pride march in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Emilio Morenatti, AP

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Pride Brazil
Gay rights supporters dance at Copacabana beach during a protest against homophobia in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Leo Correa, AP

Lisbon, Portugal

Pride Lisbon
A woman holds up a giant rainbow flag during the Gay Pride parade in Lisbon, on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Francisco Seco, AP

London

Participants celebrate LGBT Pride in London on Saturday, June 28, 2014.
Participants celebrate LGBT Pride in London on Saturday, June 28, 2014. bjpcorp (Flickr)

Tel Aviv, Israel

Israeli dancers perform during the annual Gay Pride Parade on a street of Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, June 13, 2014.
Israeli dancers perform during the annual Gay Pride Parade on a street of Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, June 13, 2014. Oded Balilty, AP
Pride Israel
Israeli dancers kiss each other during the annual Gay Pride Parade on a street of Tel Aviv, Israel, on June 13, 2014. Oded Balilty, AP
LGBT rainbow pride flags fly over  Tel Aviv, Israel, on June 13, 2014.
LGBT rainbow pride flags fly over Tel Aviv, Israel, on June 13, 2014. Ted Eytan

Oslo, Norway

Pride Oslo
Participants march through downtown Oslo during the Euro Pride gay parade in Oslo, Saturday, June 28, 2014, where over 15 000 people took part in the parade. Terje Bendiksby, NTB Scanpix (AP)

Paris

Not even the rain could keep people from participating in Pride in Paris on Saturday, June 28, 2014.
Not even the rain could keep people from participating in Pride in Paris on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Olivier Ortelpa

Rome, Italy

Participants celebrate LGBT Pride in Rome, Italy on Saturday, June 7, 2014.
Participants celebrate LGBT Pride in Rome, Italy on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Luca Di Ciaccio

Edmonton, Alberta

Alberta Premier Dave Hancock participates in the 2014 Edmonton Pride Parade held Saturday, June 7,   2014.
Alberta Premier Dave Hancock participates in the 2014 Edmonton Pride Parade held Saturday, June 7, 2014. Chris Schwarz, Government of Alberta
Edmonton
Participants celebrate LGBT Pride in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on Saturday, June 7, 2014 Mack Male

Toronto

Toronto Pride
Parade goers celebrate during the WorldPride Parade in Toronto, Ontario June 29, 2014. The parade, which is the culmination of WorldPride 2014, attracts over a million people. Kevin Van Paassen, The Canadian Press (AP)
Parade goers celebrate during the WorldPride Parade in Toronto, Sunday, June 29, 2014.
Parade goers celebrate during the WorldPride Parade in Toronto, Sunday, June 29, 2014. Kevin Van Paassen, The Canadian Press (AP)
Toronto Pride
People walk along Church Street ahead of the WorldPride Parade in Toronto, Ontario, Sunday, June 29, 2014. Kevin Van Paassen, The Canadian Press (AP)
Pride Toronto
Jen Chang, left, and Inae Lee pose for photos before joining over 100 gay couples in a mass wedding during World Pride 2014 at Casa Loma in Toronto on June 26, 2014. Darren Calabrese, Canadian Press (AP)
Associated Press contributed to this report.
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