AP PHOTOS: Celebrations throughout the world during gay, transgender pride month

AP PHOTOS: Gay pride celebrations around the world

For gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their supporters, June is a month of pride and celebration.

People on a float dance and wave flags during the Gay Pride Parade in New York, Sunday, June 29, 2014. Fifth Avenue became one big rainbow on Sunday, as thousands of participants waving multicolored flags...   (Associated Press)
Gay rights supporters dance at Copacabana beach during a protest against homophobia in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Gay rights activists use the spotlight of the soccer 2014 World...   (Associated Press)
People walk along Church Street ahead of the WorldPride Parade in Toronto, Ontario, Sunday, June 29, 2014. The parade, which is the culmination of WorldPride 2014, attracts over a million people. (AP...   (Associated Press)
Participants march through downtown Oslo during the Euro Pride gay parade in Oslo, Saturday, June 28, 2014, where over 15 000 people took part in the parade. For gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender...   (Associated Press)
FILE - In this Saturday, June 14, 2014 file photo, two women kiss in front of a rainbow flag, the symbol of the gay rights movement, during the Gay Pride parade in central Athens. Around the globe, LGBT...   (Associated Press)
FILE - In this Saturday, June 21, 2014 file photo, a woman holds up a giant rainbow flag during the Gay Pride parade in Lisbon. Around the globe, LGBT Pride Month has been marked with parades and marches,...   (Associated Press)
Google employees and family members march alongside their World Cup themed float during the 44th annual San Francisco Gay Pride parade Sunday, June 29, 2014, in San Francisco. The lesbian, gay, bisexual,...   (Associated Press)
FILE - In this Sunday, June 8, 2014 file photo, people march in the annual Pride Day Parade in Philadelphia. Around the globe, LGBT Pride Month has been marked with parades and marches, festivals and...   (Associated Press)
FILE - In this Friday, June 13, 2014 file photo, Israeli dancers kiss each other during the annual Gay Pride Parade on a street of Tel Aviv, Israel. Shirtless Israeli men, colorfully dressed drag queens...   (Associated Press)
FILE - In this Saturday, June 21, 2014 file photo, gay activists take part in a parade in Thessaloniki, Greece, during the third Thessaloniki Pride festival. Around the globe, LGBT Pride Month has been...   (Associated Press)
FILE - In this Thursday, June 26, 2014 file photo, Jen Chang, left, and Inae Lee pose for photos before joining over 100 gay couples in a mass wedding during World Pride 2014 at Casa Loma in Toronto....   (Associated Press)
FILE - In this Saturday, June 21, 2014 file photo, people take part in a parade in Thessaloniki, Greece, during the third Thessaloniki Pride festival, a 2-day event that included a march around the center...   (Associated Press)
FILE - In this Saturday, May 31, 2014 file photo, a gay rights activist walks through colored smoke from a flare, while holding a banner that reads "Homophobia seriously harms you and around you" during...   (Associated Press)
Revelers parade on the Sully bridge on The Seine River with Notre Dame Cathedral in background during the annual Gay Pride march in Paris, France, Saturday, June 28, 2014.Around the globe, LGBT Pride...   (Associated Press)
Revelers parade during the annual Gay Pride march in Paris, France, Saturday, June 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)   (Associated Press)
A man wears a costume during Mexico City's annual gay pride parade, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Thousands of people supporting the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgenders marched through the...   (Associated Press)
A reveler reacts during the annual Gay Pride march in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Around the globe, LGBT Pride Month has been marked with parades and marches, festivals and dances. (AP...   (Associated Press)
Men kiss under a rainbow umbrella during a gay pride parade in Lima, Peru, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Gays, lesbians and transgenders are holding gay pride parades worldwide this month as part of annual...   (Associated Press)
Children prepare to catch sweets dropped from a kite, during an international kite festival in Alcochete, Portugal, Sunday, June 29, 2014. Amateur teams from Spain, Canada, France and Portugal performed...   (Associated Press)
Tiffany Ashmead partakes in the 2014 Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade in downtown Minneapolis on Sunday, June 29, 2014. She is a baker at Angel Food Bakery and Coffee Bar. (AP Photo/Minneapolis Star Tribune,...   (Associated Press)
Members of the Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Veterans Association march with a big U.S. Flag at the 45th Annual Chicago Pride Parade during the parade on Broadway Street in Chicago, Sunday, June 29, 2014....   (Associated Press)
Parade goers celebrate during the WorldPride Parade in Toronto, Sunday, June 29, 2014. The parade, which is the culmination of WorldPride 2014, attracts over a million people. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press,...   (Associated Press)
Parade goers celebrate during the WorldPride Parade in Toronto, Ontario June 29, 2014. The parade, which is the culmination of WorldPride 2014, attracts over a million people. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press,...   (Associated Press)
Grand Marshal George Takei, the actor who played in the "Star Trek" TV show and movies, cheers during the Seattle Pride Parade on Sunday, June 29, 2014. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Bessex)   (Associated Press)
Kent Chua poses for pictures at the start of the Gay Pride Parade in New York, Sunday, June 29, 2014. Fifth Avenue became one big rainbow on Sunday, as thousands of participants waving multicolored flags...   (Associated Press)
FILE - In this Sunday, June 8, 2014 file photo, a Boy Scout wears his kerchief embroidered with a rainbow knot during Salt Lake City’s annual gay pride parade. Utah Pride Festival organizers say this...   (Associated Press)
In this June 8, 2014, photo, American Express workers carry giant, cutout letters that spelled, “Love=Love,” the theme of the of the gay pride parade, in Salt Lake City. For gay, lesbian, bisexual and...   (Associated Press)
A man carries a heart that reads in Spanish "Love and let love" at a gay pride parade in Lima, Peru, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Gays, lesbians and transgenders are holding gay pride parades worldwide this...   (Associated Press)
Cowboys stand together at the start of Mexico City's annual gay pride parade, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Thousands of people supporting the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgenders marched...   (Associated Press)
A participant hold flags at the 45th Annual Chicago Pride Parade during the parade on Broadway Street in Chicago, Sunday, June 29, 2014. The event, the first since Illinois' law allowing same-sex marriage...   (Associated Press)
George Takei, right, of "Star Trek" and acting Grand Marshall of the 40th annual Pride Parade, drapes beads over a Seattle Police Department officer Sunday, June 29, 2014, in Seattle. This year's theme...   (Associated Press)
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Around the globe, LGBT Pride Month has been marked with parades and marches, festivals and dances, and in some cases, protests and counter-protests. In the United States, much of the celebrations have focused on a string of victories in states where gay marriage bans were overturned.

The month's events culminate this weekend with some of the nation's biggest parades in cities including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Minneapolis, Seattle and Houston. Humbler celebrations are being held in smaller towns and cities around the country, such as Augusta, Georgia, and Floyd, Virginia.

Here's a look at some of the celebrations that have taken place around the world during June, including this weekend.

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