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Thousand of Gay Men From All Over The World Attend The Circuit Festival...BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 11:  Festival goers enjoy the atmosphere at Isla Fantasia Water Park as part of the Circuit Festival on August 11, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. The Circuit Festival is considered the Europe's biggest gay and lesbian festival. More than 70,000 people flock to Barcelona every August to enjoy 12 days of parties and activities around the city. Festival goers are expeted to spend about 150 million euros during the Festival. The Festival was born in Barcelona in 2008  by the Matinee Group and nowadays they are organizing similar festival in more than 20 countries such as Dubai, Russia and Israel.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Festival goers enjoy the atmosphere at Isla Fantasia Water Park as part of the Circuit Festival in Barcelona, Spain. The Circuit Festival is considered the Europe’s biggest gay and lesbian festival 

A man walks past billboard posters promoting the Yes campaign in favour of same-sex marriage on Friday in Dublin, Ireland. Voters in the Republic of Ireland are taking part in a referendum on legalising same-sex marriage on Friday. The referendum is being held 22 years after Ireland decriminalised homosexuality with more than 3.2m people being asked whether they want to amend the country's constitution to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry. Polling stations opened at 07:00 BST with voting continuing until 22:00 BST and counting due to start on Saturday morning

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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 fashion show was organized by Istanbul's LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex) community to raise funds to improve the facilities of a local LGBTI shelter.

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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 a LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) pride parade to mark the Gaijatra Festival, also known as the festival of cows, in Kathmandu August 11, 2014.

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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 gays and lesbians and others supporting their cause wear masks to preserve their anonymity as they stage a rare protest, against Uganda's increasingly tough stance against homosexuality and in solidarity with their counterparts there, outside the Uganda High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. Homosexuality has been criminalized in Uganda where lawmakers have recently passed a new bill, which appears to have wide support among Ugandans, that prescribes life imprisonment for "aggravated" homosexual acts.

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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

Scottish Parliament Votes On Equal Marriage Bill...EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 20:  Campaigners from the Equality Network hold a rally outside the Scottish Parliament on November 20, 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Members of the Scottish Parliament will vote later today on the Marriage and Civil Partnership Bill, debating on general principles of controversial Scottish Government proposals to allow gay couples to wed.

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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. 

TOPSHOTS A demonstrator wears a t-shirt ...TOPSHOTS 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 on August 20, 2013. The protest march went from Christiansborg Castel to the Russian Embassy in Copenhagen.  AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX/ BAX LINDHARDT   DENMARK OUTBAX LINDHARDT/AFP/Getty Images

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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 Hou...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 July 15, 2013. Gay marriage was set to be legalised in England and Wales after the controversial Bill introducing it cleared the Lords today.

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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 

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Orders On DOMA And Prop 8 Cases...WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26:  Married couple Michael Knaapen (L) amd John Becker (2nd L) kiss after hearing the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional at the Supreme Court, June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The high court ruled to strike down DOMA and determined the 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.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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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.

Gay Pride Parade in Tel Aviv...epa03735009 A participant dances during the annual Gay Pride Parade in Tel Aviv, Israel, 07 June 2013. Thousands of Israeli and foreign gay and lesbian people joined the parade which concluded in a massive beach party.  EPA/ABIR SULTAN

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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 tradition May Day rally in St.Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, May 1, 2013.  The poster reads : 'We demand the abolition of the homophobic law!'.

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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!’