Gay Pride Day has had a particular resonance this year around the world.
The Supreme Court’s decision to make same-sex marriage legal throughout the United States has added to the general feeling of celebration. The party spilled onto the streets in Mexico: “We are from Costa Rica,” said one man, flanked by his partner, “where one couple has managed to get permission for a same-sex civil union and that’s the most legal thing they have achieved. We are still being denied many rights in Costa Rica, so for us, its really great that the US has moved forward in this way.”
In Peru, marchers pushed for a bill allowing same-sex civil unions to be brought before parliament.
The legislation was tabled at the end of last year, but debate has been postponed several times now.
Gay pride in Peru lol 😊🎉🌈 pic.twitter.com/2AV7fNlg5B— Dre (@FireLordAndre) 10 Avril 2014
Thousands took to the streets of Berlin for the traditional Christopher Street Gay Pride parade. Participants called for Germany to follow the example of the US and legalise same-sex marriage. Gay marriage is not yet legal in Germany and many think it is time the country moved forward on the issue.