Global Gay Pride

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com May 13 2012 1:14 PM ET

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Gays celebrate outside the Congress, while the Senate debates a gender identity bill in Buenos Aires on May 9. The bill, already passed in the Chamber of Deputies, allows citizens to officially change their name and sex without needing to request court permission.

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A banner of a Peronist homosexual organization hangs outside the Congress in Buenos Aires.

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A gay couple kisses while the Senate debates in Buenos Aires.

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Participants in a pro-marriage equality rally march through the streets of Sydney on Saturday. As protesters marched across the nation, Australian Attorney-General Nicola Roxon said she would vote for same-sex marriage when the chance arrives later this year and the "time is coming" for change.

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Marching in Sydney.

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Marching in Sydney.

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A dress rehearsal for a Sydney wedding.

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Marching in Sydney.

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Members of the Cuban gay community participate in a march against homophobia on Saturday in Havana.

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This Cuban marchers placard reads "my brother is transexual-he is a great man."

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Two Cuban men kiss during the march against homophobia in Havana.