The month of June is recognized in countries around the world as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month.

Parades in New York commemorating the anniversary of the June 28, 1969, Stonewall Uprising expanded over the last four decades to a month-long celebration and recognition of LGBTI communities in the U.S. and worldwide.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement: “In recognition of LGBTI Month, the Department of State affirms its solidarity with the human rights defenders and civil society organizations working around the world to uphold the fundamental freedoms of LGBTI persons to live with dignity and freedom.”

Here’s a sampling of the celebrations across the globe:

People marching with rainbow flag (© AP Images)
Israelis and tourists march at a June 2017 Gay Pride Parade in Tel Aviv. (© AP Images)
Man painting rainbow heart on another man's cheek (© AP Images)
In Japan, a couple prepares for the Tokyo Rainbow Pride in Tokyo’s Shibuya district. (© AP Images)
Two people standing amid colored balloons (© Getty Images/AFP)
Participants in the annual Gay Pride Parade in Sofia, Bulgaria. (© Getty Images/AFP)
Traffic light reflected in mirror and displaying symbols for two women holding hands (© AP Images)
In Spain, the city of Madrid installed “inclusive” and “gender equal” traffic lights across the city for the World Pride celebration. (© AP Images)