Gay pride celebrations coincide with Stonewall anniversary

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Gay pride parades are going on around the world in celebration of InterPride's WorldPride Week. (ViaInterPride)

The events coincide with the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, an event credited with jumpstarting the modern gay rights movement. (Via Open Road Media)

In New York, more than 1 million turned up to commemorate the event. ​(Cia NY1)

Parade goers in Chicago are celebrating the first Gay Pride Parade since Illinois' same-sex marriage law went into effect. (Via Early and Often)

Parade organizer, Richard Pfieffer told Chicago Tribune, "The paragde as a whole represents different aspects of our community ... Some of us are married now, some of us are raising children. We are your brothers, sisters, best friends. We work next to you in your cubicle. We are at every level and every part of society." (Via Chicago Tribume)

Toronto is the official host city of WorldPride this year and its streets have been overflowing with celebrators.  (Via Global News Toronto)

More than 50,000 walked in Mexico City's march. The city legalized same-sex marriage in 2009. (ViaYouTube / Jesus Chairez)

And in London, the city has been holding its Pride Festival for a week now, 20,000 people participated in the parade Saturday. Festival goers told media outlets there is still work to do in the fight for equality. (Via YouTube / sw10studios)

Last week marked one year since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, allowing federal recognition of same-sex marriage. 

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