A reveller dances while taking part in an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) parade to mark the Gaijatra Festival, also known as the festival of cows, in Kathmandu
Kenyan supporters of gay and lesbian rights wear masks as they protest outside the Uganda High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya, against Uganda’s tough stance on homosexuality. Uganda lawmakers recently passed a bill that prescribed life imprisonment for ‘aggravated’ homosexual acts
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Campaigners from the Equality Network hold a rally outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. Members of the parliament will vote on Wednesday on the marriage and civil partnership bill, debating proposals to allow gay couples to wed.
A demonstrator wears a T-shirt with a picture of a rouged Vladimir Putin as he takes part in a protest against the new Russian law on homosexuality in Copenhagen, Denmark. The protest march went from Christiansborg Castle to the Russian Embassy in Copenhagen.
Gay campaigners drive a bus past the Houses of Parliament as the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill gets an unopposed third reading by the Lords in central London on Monday. Gay marriage was set to be legalised in England and Wales after the controversial Bill introducing it cleared the Lords today
Married couple Michael Knaapen (left) and John Becker kiss on Wednesday after hearing the US Supreme Court ruled that the Defence of Marriage Act (Doma) was unconstitutional. The high court ruled to strike down Doma and determined that California’s proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage was not properly before them, declining to overturn the lower court’s striking down of the law.
A participant dances during the annual Gay Pride parade in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Friday. Thousands of Israeli and foreign gay and lesbian people joined in the festivities, which concluded with a huge beach party
Gay rights activists clasp hands as they march during a traditional May Day rally in St Petersburg, Russia on Wednesday. The poster reads: ‘We demand the abolition of the homophobic law!’