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A man walks past billboard posters promoting the Yes campaign in favour of same-sex marriage on Friday in Dublin, Ireland
Participants present creations during the country’s first ever transgender/transsexual fashion show in Istanbul. The show was organised by the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex community to raise funds for a local LGBTI shelter
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
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.
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