A Worldwide Day of Protest Against Discrimination

Activists around the world marked the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia today. The annual event, begun in 2004, reminds the world that more than 80 countries still criminalize same-sex relationships, and more subtle discrimination against LGBT people continues to exist even in progressive nations.

BY Advocate.com Editors

May 17 2013 12:59 PM ET

An activist in Belgrade, Serbia, observes the International Day Against Homophobia with a display of rainbow-hued balloons.

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