As pride parades and demonstrations continue throughout the month of June, the official LGBT Pride Month in the United States, cities across the globe are joining in with events celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.
Tel Aviv, Israel, hosts one of the largest pride parades in the world. Approximately 180,000 people reportedly came to the city’s parade on June 12.
The city is sometimes called “the gay capital of the Middle East.”
Seventy percent of Israelis support equal rights for the gay community, according to a poll conducted by Haaretz.
ShanghaiPRIDE, in its seventh year, initiated a “hand-holding campaign.” The campaign aims to fill social media with images of all kinds of people holding hands in order to emphasize the importance of love.