The first Pride parades were held in 1970, a year after the Stonewall riots in New York City. Over the past 50 years, Pride has gone from an official response to police brutality and discrimination against the LGBTQ community to a celebration of what it means to be an outsider.
The rights of the LGBTQ community in the United States have come a long way – but this is not the case everywhere in the world.
People’s rights are still revoked by anti-LGBT governments, and in countries such as Iran, Myanmar and Uganda, being gay is still considered illegal.
We looked at 10 years of pride parades around the world to remind ourselves that, for many people, pride is still a riot.