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


The first Pride Parade was held in 1970, on the first anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York City. Over the past 50 years, Pride has grown from a solemn response to police brutality and discrimination against the LGBTQ community to a celebration of what it means to be gay.

The rights of the LGBTQ community in the United States have come a long way, but not always elsewhere in the world.

Human rights are still overruled by homophobic governments, and in countries like Iran, Myanmar and Uganda, being gay is still considered illegal.

We looked at 10 years of pride parades around the world to remind ourselves that for many people, pride is still a riot.

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