Celebrating Pride 2016 Around the World

Celebrating Pride 2016 Around the World

By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank

This year, Pride celebrations are both a celebration of achievements in LGBT+ rights, including the one year anniversary of the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States, and a reminder of progress still to be made, particularily in the aftermath of the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. Parades and other events have taken place in recent weeks in American cities like Chicago and Seattle and European capitals including Oslo and Madrid. Memorials for the Orlando victims and their family were held at the Stonewall Inn in New York and in the Castro neighborhood of San Francisco. While these cities have a long history of holding Pride celebrations, there are also newer events starting in countries where LGBTQ+ individuals have limited legal rights, like China and its ShanghaiPRIDE Film Festival. Check out the slideshow below to see how cities across the globe are celebrating Pride.

New York City, New York

Madrid, Spain

Chicago, Illinois

Cologne, Germany

Dublin, Ireland

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Toronto, Canada

London, England

San Francisco, California

Bologna, Italy

Twin Cities, Minnesota

Oslo, Norway

Seattle, Washington

Helsinki, Finland

Shanghai, China

Splash photo via Instagram.

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