In Photos: Gay Pride Parties Around the World
On Friday, June 26, the day before New York's Pride Weekend, the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage across the United States. In the decision, five of nine senators concurred that nobody should be "excluded from one of civilization's oldest institutions" and everybody deserved "equal dignity in the eyes of the law" according to the Constitution.
The decision, unsurprisingly, sparked a series of parades and parties—not just in the United States, but throughout much of the world. As these photos—of kisses, of crowds, of so much rainbow—attest, for members of the LGBTQ community, this year's Pride merrymaking was something particularly special.
Spotted at Milan's Pride, on Saturday, June 27.
Gay Pride in San Salvador.
In honor of the Supreme Court decision to legalize gay marriage across the entire United States, the White House was done up in ROY G. BIV.
On Saturday, a day after U.S. legalized gay marriage, thousands of people gathered in Paris.
A shot from NYC's Pride parade.
At the Pride event in Milan, Italy, people unfurled an oversized rainbow flag.
Celebrations extended to central Sofia, in Bulgaria.
In Manila, Filipino revelers marched in Luneta Park on June 27.
The festivities spread to Barcelona.