The first Pride Parade took place in 1970, a year after the riots at Stonewall in New York City. Over the past 50 years, Pride has gone from a solemn response to police brutality and discrimination against the LGBTQ community to a celebration of what it means to be queer.
The rights of the LGBTQ community in the United States have made great strides — but this is not the case around the world.
Anti-LGBTQ governments still deprive people of their rights, and homosexuality is still considered illegal in countries such as Iran, Myanmar, and Uganda.
We reviewed 10 years of pride parades around the world and reminded ourselves that for many people, pride is still a riot.