PHOTOS: Global Activism and Celebrity Support

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com October 08 2013 9:50 AM ET

From protests of Russia’s antigay laws to celebrities receiving awards for their dedication to equality, support for the LGBT community continues to grow around the globe.


A crowd of people sing the Russian national anthem at the Stockholm Olympic Stadium Sunday while raising rainbow flags in solidarity with LGBT Russians. A project called Live and Let Love will use footage from the event to be combined with that of with other singers and musicians from around the world to make a video that will be shown on YouTube ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.


Singing the Russian national anthem at the Stockholm Olympic Stadium.


Singing the Russian national anthem at the Stockholm Olympic Stadium.


Jennifer Lopez speaks after receiving the Ally for Equality Award for 2013 Saturday at the Human Rights Campaign's 17th National Dinner in Washington, D.C.. The Ally for Equality Award recognizes the efforts of those who dedicate time, energy, spirit, and commitment to better the lives of LGBT people.


Jennifer Lopez (center) poses on the red carpet with the cast of the TV show The Fosters, which she produces, at the Human Rights Campaign's 17th National Dinner in Washington, D.C.


Jennifer Lopez (right) poses on the red carpet with author-activist Gloria Steinem and Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin at the Human Rights Campaign's 17th National Dinner Saturday in Washington, D.C.


An activist takes part in a parade demanding equal rights for LGBT people Saturday in Asuncion, Paraguay.


LGBT activists march under a huge rainbow flag during a parade demanding equal rights in Asuncion.


An activist takes part in a parade demanding equal rights for LGBT citizens in Asuncion.


A couple kisses during the march for equal rights in Asuncion.


Indian transgender women perform at a seminar for the transgender community Thursday in Mumbai. For India's LGBT community, the joy that greeted the 2009 court ruling legalizing gay sex is tempered by the fact that, although the law now accepts them, society still does not. For all the celebrations and talk of a historic milestone, many believe it will take more than a court decision to change public attitudes; homosexuality is largely taboo in India and considered by many to be a mental illness.


Indian transgender women perform at the seminar in Mumbai.


Transgender Indian women attend the seminar in Mumbai.