Pride was a riot, and LGBTQ protesters around the world are still fighting for equality


The first Pride Parade was in 1970, on the first anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York City. For the past 50 years, Pride has become a solemn response to police brutality and discrimination against the LGBTQ community in a celebration of what it means to be queer.

Rights for the LGBTQ community in the United States have come a long way, but that is not always the case elsewhere in the world.

Human rights are still being violated by homophobic governments, and in countries such as Iran, Myanmar and Uganda, homosexuality is still considered illegal.

We examined 10 years of Pride parades around the world to remind ourselves that for many people, Pride remains a riot.

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