#PrideMonth

.Częstochowa, Poland
The massive police presence was seen as the factor that prevented any clashes with far-right groups. (Photo Credit : AP)

  • Parades took place in Czestochowa and in Gdansk
  • Police  prevented any clashes with far-right groups
  • The Gdansk march was attended by the city's mayor and EU countries’ ambassadors. 

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
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  • Many times, we end up asking hurting questions to out LGBTQIA+ friends
  • This mostly happens due to a lack of awareness and knowledge
  • Such questions can be traumatic and insensitive towards them

.Cape Town, South Africa
South African government has come out with a green paper on marriage rules. (Representational photo/Unsplash)

  • South Africa allows polygamy for men
  • The country also approves same-sex marriages
  • The government is now proposing to allow women to have multiple husbands

Czech Republic President Milos Zeman criticised for calling transgender people 'disgusting'. (Photo credit: File/AFP)

  • According to Hungarian law, all educational materials promoting homosexuality is banned
  • This LGBT law has faced repeated criticisms by the members of the European Nations
  • Hungary's position on the law has drawn doubts over whether it belongs in the European Union

.New York City, NY, USA
The official theme of the New York Pride Parade 2021 is "the struggle continues". (Photo credit: Representative image/Unsplash)

  • The New York Pride Parade 2021 will be held virtually
  • The Queer Liberation March expects to see around 70,000 participants
  • The annual NYC Dyke March begins at 5 PM on Saturday near Bryant Park

.New York City, NY, USA
The NYC Pride march went virtual last year. (Photo credit: Representative image/ Unsplash)

  • The Pride marches will be paying tribute to the Stonewall rebellion in 1969
  • The NYC Pride march will be aired from Manhattan 
  • The the Reclaim Pride Coalition will march for 30 blocks

.New York, NY, USA
New York Police Department (NYPD) officers patrol during the annual Dyke March in New York, on June 26, 2021

  • New York City is celebrating Pride Week
  • This year, the celebration was different for the police officers of the New York Police Departments
  • The organising body of the NY Pride March slapped a 5-year-ban on the NYPD's involvement in the parade

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US President Joe Biden signed a measure that designates the Pulse nightclub as the 'National Pulse Memorial.'(Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • Joe Biden declared "Pride is back at the White House" during the Pride month celebration
  • Biden had appointed advocate Jessica Stern as special envoy for LGBTQI+ rights
  • The LGBTQ envoy position was left vacant under Donald Trump

.Toronto, ON, Canada
A similar bill was introduced in Canada in March 2020 but failed to pass before the Parliament. (Photo Credit:@unsplash)

  • The bill was passed in Canada's House of Commons
  • The bill will now proceed to Canada's Senate
  • LGBTQIA+ conversion therapies are widely regarded as human rights violations

.Vatican City
Nuns walk past St. Peter's Basilica in an empty St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The Vatican has made an objection to a draft Italian law against homophobia
  • The so-called Zan law is currently being debated in Italy's parliament
  • It seeks to punish discrimination against gay, lesbian, transgender and disabled people