|Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan.
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The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as “Gay Pride Day,” but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the world the “day” soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events.
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Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBT Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS.
The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.
JOIN US IN TORONTO IN 2014 FOR WORLDPRIDE!
WorldPride 2014 Toronto (WP14TO), presented by Pride Toronto, is shaping up to be one of the biggest international events of our times. These ten days of queer celebration will turn streets into parades, parks into parties and strangers into friends..
This will be an international celebration incorporating activism, education, and the history and culture of global LGBTTIQQ2SA communities. Highlighting Canada’s continued progress in human rights, WP14TO also celebrates the diversity and dynamism of Toronto, one of the world’s most progressive and liveable cities.
Toronto will be the first WorldPride celebration ever held in North America, and the 4th such festival in the world. WorldPride brings people together from around the world to honour our past, celebrate the present, and inspire a better future for LGBTTIQQ2SA communities everywhere.
- Opening Ceremony – June 20
- WorldPride Gala and Awards – June 25
- WorldPride Human Rights Conference – June 25-27
- IGM Human Rights Reception – June 26
- Trans March – June 27
- Dyke March – June 28
- WorldPride Parade – June 29
- Streetfair and Arts & Culture Festival – June 27-29
- Closing Ceremony – June 29
Celebrating Marriage Equality – Globally
The first laws enabling same-sex marriage in modern times were enacted during the first decade of the 21st century. As of 29 March 2014, sixteen countries (Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom, Uruguay) and several sub-national jurisdictions (parts of Mexico and the United States) allow same-sex couples to marry. Polls in various countries show that there is rising support for legally recognizing same-sex marriage across race, ethnicity, age, religion, political affiliation, and socioeconomic status.
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||Marriage open to same-sex couples (ring = individual cases)
||Recognized when performed in certain other jurisdictions (ring = individual cases)
||Government/court announced intention to recognize
||Federal recognition of marriages at the state level
||Same-sex unions not legally recognized
||Regional outline: Traditional same-sex marriage which is not considered homosexual
(Colours higher in the list override those lower down.)
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International Pride Calendars
Worldwide Gay Events & Pride Calendar
June Gay Pride Calendar 2014
A Worldwide List of Gay Pride Events Held in June
Pride Month Resources
US Library of Congress
Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network GLSEN and Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network GLSEN Educators
Advocates for Youth
Center for Positive Aging
Global (June events)
Senior Pride Network
Brent Hawkes World Pride honoree
El 28 de Junio se conmemora mundialmente el día del Orgullo LGBT, este año el festejo se basa en la ampliación de derechos del matrimonio igualitario. En Argentina se prepara un evento reconociendo el compromiso por la igualdad y la no discriminación de referentes artísticos, deportivos, periodísticos, políticos e institucionales.
El Día Internacional del Orgullo LGBT (Lesbiana, Gay, Bisexual y Transgénero), también conocido como Día Internacional del Orgullo Gay, es una serie de eventos que cada año los colectivos homosexuales celebran de forma pública para instar por la tolerancia y la igualdad de los gays, lesbianas, bisexuales y transexuales. clic aquí
Madrid clic aquí
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