Gay Pride Celebration Across The World
Over the weekend, a massively colorful event has happened. Last friday, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all of their 50 states causing the spread of merriment and jubilation like wildfire not just in the U.S. but across the world. It’s a major milestone in humanity, the U.S. just changed the course of their history. And hopefully, the rest of the world will follow.
A lively crowd of onlookers lined the streets and cheered as grand marshals Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi led the march from East 36th Street towards America’s most important landmark in the struggle for LGBT equality, the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street.
Caitlyn Jenner has made her first public appearance at a New York City hotel during the 2015 Gay Pride Parade. She’s been shooting a segment of her new E! special called ‘I am Cait’.
Gunshots have sent the crowd of merrymakers running. A bystander has been wounded when a group of men got into an argument and shots were fired. It is believed that the incident is not related to the pride celebration.
The Istanbul Pride Parade was interrupted by police who fired tear gas, rubber pellets and water cannons at thousands when they arrived to march. The pride parade has been peaceful for the last 13 years and it’s not clear yet on why they want to break up the celebration. Some speculated that conservative Muslim officials took issue with the event because it fell during the month of Ramadan this year.
Seoul, South Korea
Religious groups tried to stop the parade from happening at all. They flooded the police with permit applications to rally on the same day as the pride parade. It jammed up the permitting process, leading the Seoul police to ban the parade altogether, citing safety reasons. Korea Queer Culture Festival is now on its 15th year, the LGBT community and Christian activists controversy gets heated arguments time and again.