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Pride 2013 on Instagram

Want to see more photos from Pride throughout the US? Keep an eye on the #NYCpride and #SFpride hashtags for this weekend’s parades.

The month of June marks LGBTQ Pride month in the United States. Instagrammers throughout the country have captured photos of the festivities and parades from the largest cities to the smallest towns.

This year’s Pride comes with extra cause for celebration in light of the past week’s landmark decisions on same-sex marriage from the Supreme Court of the United States.

Pride falls in June to commemorate the Stonewall Riots, a series of demonstrations in June of 1969 after police raided New York City’s Stonewall Inn. This event is generally accepted as the catalyst of the gay rights movement in the United States.

LGBT Pride Month

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"I call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people." - Presidential Proclamation: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, 2012 by @barackobama

To commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969, this month has been proclaimed as LGBT Pride Month. Pride events — including many parades — were held this month around the world in order to recognize LGBT people, promote equal rights, and to take a positive stance against discrimination and violence.