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Celebrating Pride 2014 on Instagram

For more photos and videos from some of the largest Pride celebrations across the globe, browse the following hashtags: #AthensPride, #ChicagoPride, #DublinPride, #IstanbulPride, #LApride, #LondonPride, #NYCpride, #SeattlePride, #SFpride and #WorldPride.

The month of June marked LGBTQ Pride Month in many cities, and people around the world gathered together with rainbow flags, parades (and plenty of glitter) to celebrate who they are and who they love.

Although some celebrations began in late May and many more continue throughout July and August, June stands as Pride Month to honor the Stonewall riots of 1969. The riots, a series of demonstrations in New York City against anti-gay violence, mark what many consider to be the beginning of the modern gay rights movement in the United States.

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Observing Day of Silence on Instagram

For more from the 19th annual National Day of Silence, browse the #dayofsilence hashtag and visit the GLSEN website.

Friday marked the 19th Annual Day of Silence, a movement in schools and universities to call attention to the issue of LGBT bullying and harassment among youth.

Organized by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), the day is marked by teens spending the day in silence as a symbol of the “silencing effect of anti-LGBT bias and behavior.” The organization estimates that hundreds of thousands of LGBT and allied students at more than 8,000 schools participated in the event this year, many wearing shirts, stickers or pins to explain their reason for silence.