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Millions Celebrate As Pride Month Draws To A Close

IN PICTURES: Across the globe, Pride supporters have rallied in their millions for the final week of the famous worldwide LGBTI celebrations.

Several nations celebrated their first LGBTI events this year: human rights supporters in Guyana and eSwatini bravely took to the streets, despite open criticism by state officials and the public.

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Paris celebrated its first gay rights event in the mid
Paris celebrated its first gay rights event in the mid '80s, drawing nearly a quarter of a million supporters. This year, hundreds of thousands dressed in their most extravagant attire to participate in the colorful spectacle. Photo:Reuters
Members of the Philippines LGBT community and supporters marched through the streets of Marikina to call for equal rights including legalization of same-sex marriage.
Members of the Philippines LGBT community and supporters marched through the streets of Marikina to call for equal rights including legalization of same-sex marriage. Photo:Reuters
Istanbul
Istanbul's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Pride march will go ahead on Sunday even though the governorship of the Turkish city banned it, citing security concerns, the organizers of the event said on Friday. Photo:Reuters
In Venezuela, over 40,000 people are expected to participate in the Pride Parade this Sunday, celebrating
In Venezuela, over 40,000 people are expected to participate in the Pride Parade this Sunday, celebrating 'sexodiversity.' Photo:AVN
An activist takes part in a march organized by the LGBT community in Managua, Nicaragua, on June 28, 2018.
An activist takes part in a march organized by the LGBT community in Managua, Nicaragua, on June 28, 2018. Photo:Reuters
A participant stands behind a rainbow flag during a gay pride parade promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in Chennai, India.
A participant stands behind a rainbow flag during a gay pride parade promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in Chennai, India. Photo:Reuters
 Revelers sporting gaudy outfits and everyday garb waved rainbow flags and the Mexican national colors on the capital
Revelers sporting gaudy outfits and everyday garb waved rainbow flags and the Mexican national colors on the capital's Paseo de la Reforma boulevard, June 23, 2018. Photo:Reuters
Hundreds of miles away, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, revellers participate in the city’s own Gay Pride Parade.
Hundreds of miles away, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, revellers participate in the city’s own Gay Pride Parade. Photo:Reuters
A magnificently made-up participant attends the Gay Pride parade in San Salvador, El Salvador, June 30, 2018.
A magnificently made-up participant attends the Gay Pride parade in San Salvador, El Salvador, June 30, 2018. Photo:Reuters
Participants attend the annual Gay Pride parade in Lima, Peru, June 30, 2018.
Participants attend the annual Gay Pride parade in Lima, Peru, June 30, 2018. Photo:Reuters
Published 30 June 2018
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