AP PHOTOS: Parties, protests and parades mark a vibrant Pride around the world

The monthlong celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride reached its exuberant grand finale on Sunday, bringing rainbow-laden revelers to the streets for marquee parades across the U.S., to events in Asia, North and South America, and Europe.

The wide-ranging festivities were both jubilant parties and political protests, as participants recognize the community’s gains while also calling attention to recent anti-LGBTQ+ laws, such as bans on transgender health care, passed by Republican-led states.

The selection was curated by AP photo editor Courtney Dittmar in Tokyo.


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