Lonely Planet Writer

Pride Month kicks off around the world

June is Pride Month all over the globe and 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, the public demonstration of LGBT rights that took place in New York City which is regarded as the start of the LGBT rights movement.

Pride events will take place throughout this month and the first weekend of June held some colourful demonstrations in Los Angeles, Rome, Detroit, Warsaw, Seoul and Boston, among others.

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The best places to celebrate Pride in the UK
The best places to celebrate Pride in the USA

Rome's annual Gay Pride parade. Photo by Simona Granati - Corbis/Getty
Rome's annual Gay Pride parade. Photo by Simona Granati - Corbis/Getty
Scenes from Indy Pride Festival at Military Park in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Photo by Keith Griner/Getty
Scenes from Indy Pride Festival at Military Park in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo by Keith Griner/Getty
LA Pride 2019 in West Hollywood, California. Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty
LA Pride 2019 in West Hollywood, California. Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty
Boston police officer Daniel Iberg sports a pride flag during the Boston Pride Parade. Photo by Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty
Boston police officer Daniel Iberg sports a pride flag during the Boston Pride Parade. Photo by Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty
Josie Baker, Charisma Belle, Carmen Reddit, Decoda Secret and Jacqui St Hyde pose during the launch of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras WorldPrice bid launch on June 06. Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty
Josie Baker, Charisma Belle, Carmen Reddit, Decoda Secret and Jacqui St Hyde pose during the launch of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras WorldPrice bid launch on June 06. Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty
The Sacramento Pride Festival at Capitol Mall on June 09. Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty
The Sacramento Pride Festival at Capitol Mall on June 09. Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty
Todrick Hall performs at the Capital Pride Concert in Washington, DC. Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty
Todrick Hall performs at the Capital Pride Concert in Washington, DC. Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty
The equality parade in Warsaw, Poland on June 8,. Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty
The equality parade in Warsaw, Poland on June 8,. Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty
LGBTQ pride walk organised n Pune, India. Photo by Sanket Wankhade/Hindustan Times via Getty
LGBTQ pride walk organised n Pune, India. Photo by Sanket Wankhade/Hindustan Times via Getty
A performer known as Sabin strikes a pose during the Motor City Pride Parade in Detroit. Photo by Brittany Greeson/Getty
A performer known as Sabin strikes a pose during the Motor City Pride Parade in Detroit. Photo by Brittany Greeson/Getty
Two young activists kiss during the SalernoPride 2019 in Italy. The Pride held in the city in 2005 was one of the first Pride in southern Italy. Photo by Ivan Romano/Getty
Two young activists kiss during the SalernoPride 2019 in Italy. The Pride held in the city in 2005 was one of the first Pride in southern Italy. Photo by Ivan Romano/Getty
South Korean monks hold a rainbow pride flag during the Korea Queer Culture Festival. Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty
South Korean monks hold a rainbow pride flag during the Korea Queer Culture Festival. Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty
Fans celebrate Pride Night before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers in Boston. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty
Fans celebrate Pride Night before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers in Boston. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty