Around 300 activists led a colourful parade through Hanoi on Sunday in the nation`s largest ever gay pride event, as communist Vietnam shows signs of increasing tolerance of sexual difference.
Nicosia held its first Greek Cypriot gay pride parade Saturday, 16 years after homosexuality was decriminalised on the Mediterranean island, where the influential Orthodox Church views non-heterosexual relations as sinful.
Legalising homosexuality has had little impact on the deeply entrenched homophobia in India, where thousands of gays still face discrimination.
The St Petersburg gay and transsexual community will stage a parade despite the city council`s ban on the event.
Organisers had hoped for nearly 1.5 million people at the 16th annual parade in Rio de Janeiro.
The parade capped a weeklong festival of
around 300 parties and events.
Belgium is considered one of the most liberal countries.
A planned gay rights parade will not be able to take place in Moscow after a ruling by its Mayor, Yuri Lushkov, the Itar Tass news agency reported on Monday.
Day in Pics: 29th August
August 29, 2014
Famous Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai