Gay Pride marches across the world, 2017

Watch how people from around the globe stand up for the human rights of people in the LGBT community

The Gay Pride, New York City

LGBT activists in New York City walk behind an anti-gun banner. The iconic Empire State Building looms in back. June 25, 2017. (AFP)

The Gay Pride, Paris

Activists embrace as they take part in the Gay Pride parade in Paris on June 24, 2017.

This year marked the 40th anniversary of the first Gay Pride march in the French capital. (AFP)

The Gay Pride, Istanbul

LGBT rights activist try to gather for a Pride parade, which was banned by the governorship, in central Istanbul, on June 25, 2017. (AFP)

The Gay Pride, Paris

Various activists walk behind banners, waving flags as they march in Paris' Gay Pride Parade. June 24, 2017. (AFP)

The Gay Pride, Canada

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joins the Pride March in downtown Toronto, June 25, 2017.
(AFP)

The Gay pride, Istanbul

A plain-clothes police officer kicks an LGBT rights activist as Turkish police prevent them from going ahead with a Gay Pride annual parade on June 25, 2017 in Istanbul. This comes a day after it was banned by the city governor's office. (AFP)

The Gay Pride, India

Indian members of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community and supporters take part in a Pride parade, calling for freedom from discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. Chennai, June 25, 2017.
(AFP)

The Gay Pride, New York City

New Yorkers march in Pride. Some carry banners supporting rights for the LGBT community, some wear barely anything. (AFP)

The Gay Pride, Nicaragua

Activists take part in the Gay Pride Parade in Nicaragua's capital, Managua. June 28, 2017. (AFP)

The Gay Pride, New York City

New Yorkers march down 5th Ave in NYC's annual Gay Pride Parade, one of the oldest and largest in the world. June 25, 2017.

Thousands cheered as members of the LGBT community and supporters danced and marched under a bright summer sun. (AFP)

The Gay Pride, San Jose

An activist with "the state should abort the church" written on her chest and stomach takes part in San Jose's Gay Pride Parade. June 25, 2017. (AFP)