Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Worldwide Gay Pride - 2010

Across the globe throughout this past month of June, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people, their families, friends, and allies, have participated in celebrations that have affirmed and celebrated the gift of all forms of non-heterosexual orientation and identity.

Here are just a few images gathered from the Internet of these global Pride events of affirmation and celebration. Enjoy!

Above: Members of the LGBT cheerleading group Cheer SF, dance during San Francisco’s 40th annual gay pride parade on Sunday, June 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Above: Spectators watch the annual Gay Pride Parade in New York, June 27, 2010. (REUTERS/Keith Bedford)

Above: Participants take part in the gay pride parade in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, June 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Above: A Salvadoran with a painted face participates in a gay pride parade in San Salvador, June 26, 2010. (REUTERS/Oscar Rivera)

Above: A man waves a flag during the third annual Sofia Gay pride march in Sofia, Bulgaria. (AFP/Nikolay Doychinov)

Above: Two men kiss during the third Sofia Pride annual parade in Sofia, June 26, 2010. Hundreds of gays, lesbians, transsexuals and supporters of gay rights participated in the parade. (REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov)

Above: People dance under a rainbow flag during the Gay Pride march in Paris, June 26, 2010. (REUTERS/Mal Langsdon)

Above: A reveller takes part in a gay parade parade along Seventh Avenue in Medellin, Columbia, June 27, 2010. (REUTERS/Fredy Amariles)

Above: Two men hold their hands as they attend the Christopher Street Day parade in Berlin, on Saturday, June 19, 2010. Tens of thousands of gays, lesbians and other revelers marched and danced in the centre of Berlin for the German capital's annual gay pride celebration, which features a colorful parade through the heart of the city. Under the motto 'Normal is different,' an estimated 250,000 people lined the route for the Christopher Street Day parade Saturday, as some 50 floats carrying dancers wove through the city streets. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Above: Croatian riot police secure participants marching during the annual Gay Pride parade in Zagreb, Croatia, Saturday, June 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Filip Horvat)

Above: Turkish homosexuals and human rights activists chant slogans against Turkish government policy as they hold a giant rainbow flag during the gay pride march in Istanbul. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

Opening image: Gay rights activists wear costumes and carry rainbow flags as they take part in a gay pride parade along Reforma Avenue, Mexico City, June 26, 2010. (REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar)

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Worldwide Gay Pride - 2009
Worldwide Gay Pride - 2008
Worldwide Gay Pride - 2007
A Catholic Presence at Gay Pride - 2010
A Catholic Presence at Gay Pride - 2009
A Catholic Presence at Gay Pride - 2008
A Catholic Presence at Gay Pride - 2007
A Simple Yet Radical Act
Dan Furmansky: "Why We Have Pride"


Paula said...

Beautiful images, Michael. Thanks for them. It is heartening to see the global pride.

Michael J. Bayly said...

Thanks, Paula!