What the World Needs Now

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com July 02 2012 2:14 PM ET

People parade during the 12th edition of a visibility march on June 30 in Paris. France’s new Socialist government is set to legalize marriage and adoption for same-sex couples in the next few months, according to Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault.

French actor Charles Berling (fourth from left) beside French actress Zabou Breitman and Paris deputy mayor Anne Hidalgo demonstrate in the streets with Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe (sixth from right) and the chairman of the greater Paris region, socialist Jean-Paul Huchon (fourth from right).

A stroller brigade at the visibility march in Paris.

Revelers take a break from the festivities in Paris to cool off.

Participants run during a high heel race at the gay and lesbian pride parade in Barcelona on June 30.

A Gay Pride Parade in Bogota, Colombia, on July 1.

A man waves a Bulgarian national flag during a protest by Bulgarian nationalist organizations against the annual Sofia Gay Pride parade in Sofia on June 30.

About 2,000 people took part in the fifth annual Sofia Gay Pride parade without incident, despite the parade being strongly condemned by the Orthodox Church and nationalist organizations.

A moment from the pride parade in the center of Madrid on June 30.

At the pride festivities in Madrid, a selection of tattoos.

People enjoy a cowboy concert ahead of a gay pride march on June 30 in Mexico City, Mexico.

A romantic moment at the pride festivites in Mexico City.

Revelers kiss and hold a poster during the Gay Pride Parade on June 30 in Bucharest.

Members of the gay community take part in the Gay Pride Parade in Caracas on June 30.

Gay activists march on June 28 in Managua against homophobia and demand a new family code legalizing same-sex unions.

Members of the gay community take part in the Gay Pride Parade in Medellín, Colombia on July 1.

A member of the gay community takes part in the Gay Pride Parade in San Salvador on June 30.

Participants dress in various shades of pink during the "Night Pink Dot" event in Hong Lim Park on June 30 in Singapore. The event is the fourth annual gathering held in support of the freedom to love.

Participants form a giant glowing pink dot in Singapore during the "Night Pink Dot" event.