PHOTOS: Summer Is the Season for LGBT Celebrations

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com August 07 2013 7:00 AM ET

The official U.S. LGBT Pride month may have ended more than a month ago, but as many of us know, every day is a day to celebrate the beauty and diversity of our community.

Pride celebrations are still in full swing around the globe and we’ve collected photos from several memorable events to help keep your prideful spirits high. From celebrations in Hanoi and Amsterdam to the World Outgames in Antwerp, LGBT people around the world continue to prove we are everywhere and there’s never been a better time to show your Pride.


Girls exhibit signs of wing envy over a reveler's costume at the Gay Pride parade in Stockholm, Sweden on Aug. 3.

 


Extravagant make-up and head wear at Stockholm's Gay Pride.

 


Ahoy, sailors!  The annual canal parade in Amsterdam on Aug. 3 brought 80 boats this year. Tens of thousands of pink-clad partygoers feted Pride along Amsterdam's canals on Saturday, with professional footballers and ministers joining in the massive techno-beat chorus of support for equality.


Leather gear floats by on the canals in Amsterdam.

 


Dutch former football players (from left) Aaron Winter, Ronald de Boer, Pierre van Hooijdonk, and Michael Mols stand on the boat of the KNVB (Dutch football federation) prior to the annual parade.

 


Making rainbows on the canals in Amsterdam.


The parade on the canals in Amsterdam has to be one of the most fun Pride events in the world.

 


Partiers take pictures of themselves during a local annual Pride parade in Hanoi on Aug. 4. Some 200 activists waving rainbow flags and carrying hand-painted banners biked in a convoy through central Hanoi.

 


Revelers in Hanoi ride bicycles during a local pride parade.


A couple poses with a rainbow-colored, heart-shaped placard during the annual parade in Hanoi.

 


Athletes cheer during the opening ceremony of the World Outgames in Antwerp on Aug. 3. The World Outgames is an international sports and culture event, sponsored by the Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association. The event takes place in Antwerp through August 11.

 


People cheer during the opening ceremony of the World Outgames in Antwerp.


People take part in the finals of the Mr. Gay World competition as part of the World Outgames in Antwerp.

 


New Zealander Christopher Micheal Olwage is winner of the finals of the Mr. Gay World competition.