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It started with a rebellion. On June 28, 1969, the <a href="http://thestonewallinnnyc.com/StonewallInnNYC/HOME.html" target="_hplink">Stonewall Inn</a> riots in <a href="http://travel.usnews.com/New_York_NY/" target="_hplink">New York City</a>'s Greenwich Village sparked the modern-day gay liberation movement, fanning the flames for a decades-long equality fight. While the first gay pride marches in 1970 commemorated the Stonewall uprising, the 2013 editions celebrated the Supreme Court's ruling that married same-sex couples are entitled to federal benefits. It started with a rebellion; it continues with a global celebration. Cities across the world honor Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (June) with brilliantly hued parade floats, celebrity grand marshals and music-filled street festivals. Keep reading to find out where to see some of the world's largest Gay Pride celebrations in 2014.
<strong>Read More:</strong><a href="http://travel.usnews.com/gallery/Slideshow-Where-to-Celebrate-Pride-in-2014/" target="_hplink">Where to Celebrate Pride in 2014</a><em>-- Ann Rivall</em>