PHOTOS: LGBT Issues Are Global Issues

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com June 24 2013 6:00 AM ET


A Pride march combines with protests on Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Friday. Brazil's embattled president, Dilma Rousseff ,was to address the nation late Friday, a day after more than 1 million people marched to demand better living conditions, her staff said.


Two men kiss while holding a picture of Russia's Vladimir Putin and Germany's Angela Merkel that reads "A deep friendship of gay haters" and a drawing that reads "Basic law (Grundgesetz), value palaver (Werte-Geschaetz)," as they take part in the Christopher Street Day Parade in Berlin Saturday.


Participants carry a banner that reads "Voting for the Christian Democrats (CDU) can be cured'' at the Christopher Street Day Parade in Berlin.


Participants wave the rainbow flag as they stand on top of a bus near the landmark TV tower in Berlin.


A man waves a rainbow flag during a Pride parade in Lisbon Saturday.


Models present creations on the catwalk on Saturday in Paris at a same-sex wedding fair.


Models at the wedding fair in Paris, where marriage equality is now the law.


Members of the Somosgay (Wearegay) organization,take part in the a Pride parade on Sunday in Asuncion. LGBT rights activists demanded the development of a new Paraguay "without homophobia, without violence, and in full freedom."


Members of the Somosgay (Wearegay) organization in Asuncion, Paraguay.


Activists march during the Pride parade in Santiago, Chile, on Sunday.


Marchers wave a giant rainbow flag during the Pride parade in Santiago.


LGBT and human rights activists chant slogans during antigovernment protests on Istiklal Street, the main shopping corridor on Sunday in Istanbul. The protest began in late May over the Gezi Park redevelopment project but swiftly turned into a protest and street party aimed at Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and what demonstratord call his increasingly authoritarian rule. The protest has spread to dozens of cities in Turkey, in secular anger against Erdogan and his Islam-rooted Justice and Development Party.


LGBT and human rights activists protest on Istiklal Street, the main shopping corridor on Sunday in Istanbul.


Activists on Sunday in Istanbul.


Activists on Sunday in Istanbul.