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France: Paris over-flowing with gay pride, despite recent events01:21

France: Paris over-flowing with gay pride, despite recent events

France, Paris
June 29, 2013 at 16:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

France: Paris over-flowing with gay pride, despite recent events

Out of the closet and onto the streets, thousands of people celebrated in Paris, Saturday, as part of the official Gay Pride march. A carnival atmosphere dominated the parade, with an array of rainbow-coloured flags seen over the city's landscape.

Participants partied for equality and their rights as members of a free society with banners with "Trans, an operation if I want it", "A civil state in agreement with my gender" and "Stop biphobia and transphobia" written on them.

The parade comes a month after legislation was passed to legalise same-sex marriage in France. During the run-up to the legislation, fierce protests broke out across the country. A rise in homophobic attacks and actions were experienced, but today's parade took place without major incident.

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France: Paris over-flowing with gay pride, despite recent events

Out of the closet and onto the streets, thousands of people celebrated in Paris, Saturday, as part of the official Gay Pride march. A carnival atmosphere dominated the parade, with an array of rainbow-coloured flags seen over the city's landscape.

Participants partied for equality and their rights as members of a free society with banners with "Trans, an operation if I want it", "A civil state in agreement with my gender" and "Stop biphobia and transphobia" written on them.

The parade comes a month after legislation was passed to legalise same-sex marriage in France. During the run-up to the legislation, fierce protests broke out across the country. A rise in homophobic attacks and actions were experienced, but today's parade took place without major incident.

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