06/01/2018 05:46 am ET Updated Jun 01, 2018

37 Beautiful Photos Of LGBTQ Pride Celebrations Around The World

From Albania to India, these photos show that Pride celebrations are truly global.
A Pride parade in Salerno, Italy on May 26, 2018.
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A Pride parade in Salerno, Italy on May 26, 2018.

With Pride Month just starting in the U.S., it’s important to remember that Pride celebrations look and feel many different ways in countries and cultures around the world.

From Albania to India, Pride truly is a worldwide celebration of LGBTQ identity and freedom on a global level ― and these photos truly embody that sentiment. Happy Pride!

  • Italy
    Two men celebrate at a Pride parade in Salerno, Italy, on May 26, 2018.
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    Two men celebrate at a Pride parade in Salerno, Italy, on May 26, 2018.
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  • Belgium
    Participants watch the annual Belgian LGBTQ Pride Parade in central Brussels, Belgium, May 19, 2018.
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    Participants watch the annual Belgian LGBTQ Pride Parade in central Brussels, Belgium, May 19, 2018.
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  • A participant is seen during the annual Belgian LGBTQ Pride Parade in central Brussels.
    Francois Lenoir / Reuters
    A participant is seen during the annual Belgian LGBTQ Pride Parade in central Brussels.
  • Participants dressed in royal wedding costumes are seen during the annual Belgian LGBTQ Pride Parade in central Brussels.
    Francois Lenoir / Reuters
    Participants dressed in royal wedding costumes are seen during the annual Belgian LGBTQ Pride Parade in central Brussels.
  • Poland
    A woman holds a huge rainbow flag during the Pride Parade in Krakow. 
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    A woman holds a huge rainbow flag during the Pride Parade in Krakow. 
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  • A man carries a rainbow flag next to police at the Pride Parade.
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    A man carries a rainbow flag next to police at the Pride Parade.
  • SOPA Images via Getty Images
  • Cuba
    A couple kisses in the pride parade during the celebration of the day against homophobia and transphobia in Havana, on May 12
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    A couple kisses in the pride parade during the celebration of the day against homophobia and transphobia in Havana, on May 12, 2018. 
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  • Mariela Castro, center, daughter of Cuban former President Raul Castro and the director of the National Center for Sex Educat
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    Mariela Castro, center, daughter of Cuban former President Raul Castro and the director of the National Center for Sex Education (CENESEX), participates in the Gay Pride parade during the celebration of the day against homophobia and transphobia in Havana.
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  • Albania
    An Albanian LGBTQ activist waves a rainbow flag as she attends Tirana Gay Pride to mark the International Day Against Homopho
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    An Albanian LGBTQ activist waves a rainbow flag as she attends Tirana Gay Pride to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) on the main boulevard in Tirana on May 13, 2018.
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  • GENT SHKULLAKU via Getty Images
  • GENT SHKULLAKU via Getty Images
  • Japan
    Participants march in the Tokyo Rainbow Pride parade on the streets of Tokyo, Japan May 6, 2018.
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    Participants march in the Tokyo Rainbow Pride parade on the streets of Tokyo, Japan May 6, 2018.
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  • Participants dressed in wedding clothes march in the Tokyo Rainbow Pride Parade.
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    Participants dressed in wedding clothes march in the Tokyo Rainbow Pride Parade.
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  • MARTIN BUREAU via Getty Images
  • Australia
    People participate in the annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade in Sydney on March 3, 2018. 
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    People participate in the annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade in Sydney on March 3, 2018. 
  • People participate in the annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade in Sydney on March 3, 2018. 
Rainbow colours beamed from f
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    People participate in the annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade in Sydney on March 3, 2018. Rainbow colours beamed from faces and floats parading through Sydney March 3 as hundreds of thousands of partygoers celebrated 40 years of the annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. / AFP PHOTO / SAEED KHAN (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)
  • India
    Indian members and supporters of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community take part in the 'Ahmedabad Queer Pride 20
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    Indian members and supporters of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community take part in the 'Ahmedabad Queer Pride 2018' parade in Ahmedabad, India on Feb. 18, 2018. 
  • GUWAHATI, ASSAM, INDIA - 2018/02/11: 5th QUEER PRIDE Walk March through the streets to reclaim space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexu
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    GUWAHATI, ASSAM, INDIA - 2018/02/11: 5th QUEER PRIDE Walk March through the streets to reclaim space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Inter-sexes and Asexual persons. It is a struggle for assertion of marginalized identities and claiming rights for LGBTQ persons. (Photo by David Talukdar/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
  • People celebrate in a pride parade Guwahati, Assam, India.
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    People celebrate in a pride parade Guwahati, Assam, India.
  • People celebrate in a pride parade Guwahati, Assam, India.
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    People celebrate in a pride parade Guwahati, Assam, India.
  • New Zealand
    Dancers in the parade on Feb. 17, 2018 in The Auckland Pride Parade. 
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    Dancers in the parade on Feb. 17, 2018 in The Auckland Pride Parade. 

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