PHOTOS: Pride Parades Across France

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Originally published on Advocate.com June 17 2014 4:23 PM ET

STRASBOURG: Heels and headrags are the costume for the day at the 13th annual local edition of Gay Pride Saturday in Strasbourg.

STRASBOURG: A participant holds up a sign reading "I also want the family meal at Flunch" (a French restaurant chain) during the Pride Parade.

NANTES: Leather men represent in the Gay Pride March Saturday in Nantes.

NANTES: Pause the parade, we need a rainbow kiss before we can go on.

NANTES: Flag-waving pride.

LYON: People dance in a fountain during the 19th annual Pride Parade in Lyon Saturday. Some 10,000 people took part in the march.

LYON: Romance in Lyon, on the sidelines of the parade.

LYON: Fountain-dancing pride.

LYON: Time for a selfie at the 19th annual Pride Parade.

LYON: Love on a crowded street.

LYON: A woman holds up a rainbow flag as she dances in a fountain. Some 10,000 people took part in the parade, calling for the respect of "people's right to do what they want with their bodies."