Pride Across the Globe

In the United States we celebrate Pride in June commemorating the Stonewall Riots in New York City. However, for many people across the globe, Pride events and demonstrations are not welcome and even punishable by law. Browse through photos of Pride from around the world and reflect on some of the similarities and differences between the ways that Pride is recognized.

Click here to browse through photos of Pride events throughout the world.

Discussion Questions

  1. It’s easy to focus on the civil rights that LGBT people are denied in the United States, but we should also remember that the ability to have Pride events across the United States is a privilege that many people do not have and many people who attend Pride events in the US are not activists. Do you think that risking arrest to fight for civil rights is something that should be remembered and reflected on at Pride events in the US?
  2. Many Pride events in other countries are less celebratory than those in the US. How can a photo exhibition (like the one in Taiwan and Macedonia) be an effective way to fight for civil rights and also show Pride?
  3. How are gay culture and Pride different across the globe? How are they similar?
  4. Did you notice references to LGBT issues in the US at Pride events in other countries? Do LGBT issues around the world affect you? Why or why not?
  5. How do the photos of the neo-Nazi and other protesters against Pride make you feel?
  6. Is it important for the LGBT community to stand together globally? Why or why not?