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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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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.

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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.