PICS: The World Shows Its Pride With IDAHOT
In new ways and protests, the world came together on Saturday to mark IDAHOT (the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia). The annual event looks to raise visibility and standing together for LGBT equality.
One simple but powerful gesture out of Costa Rica gained the most headlines internationally as the country's new president, Luis Guillermo Solís, raised a pride flag above his residence.
Here in these photos are a few of the other memorable moments.
Same-sex couples demonstrate on the eve of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, a woldwide celebration of sexual and gender diversities, at the Plaza de Armas square in Asuncion on Friday.
Activists release balloons as they take part in a flash mob devoted IDAHOT in St. Petersburg on Saturday.
A couple kisses as they take part in the flash mob in St. Petersburg.