Infographic: Pride Parades Around the World

Posted by Column Five

June 27, 1969 marked an important turning point in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history when the patrons of Stonewall Inn—a popular gay bar in Manhattan's Greenwich Village—galvanized a 6-day protest against routine police raids on gay-friendly establishments. The following year, gay communities from New York City to Los Angeles organized marches—called pride parades—to commemorate the riots. Since then, the movement has spread across the globe in support of the 1969 event's original mission: civil rights for the LGBT community. In honor of pride month, here's a look at the state of the pride parade around the globe. Which countries celebrate openly? And which countries force gay communities to embrace their identities in the dark?