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A huge rainbow flag is carried during a parade as a part of the Seoul Queer Culture Festival in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, June 1, 2019. Tens of thousands of supporters and visitors participate in the 20th Seoul Queer Culture Festival which is held from May 21 until June 9. AP
A huge rainbow flag is carried during a parade as a part of the Seoul Queer Culture Festival in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, June 1, 2019. Tens of thousands of supporters and visitors participate in the 20th Seoul Queer Culture Festival which is held from May 21 until June 9. AP
 A Lesbian couple arrive to attend a Mass wedding ceremony for Same-sex marriage in Taipei, Taiwan, 25 May 2019. Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage on 24 May 2019. EPA
A Lesbian couple arrive to attend a Mass wedding ceremony for Same-sex marriage in Taipei, Taiwan, 25 May 2019. Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage on 24 May 2019. EPA
People wave rainbow flags during a mass wedding banquet for gay couples in front of the Presidential Palace in Taipei on May 25, 2019. - Taiwan made history on May 24 with Asia's first legal gay weddings as same-sex couples tied the knot in jubilant and emotional scenes, the culmination of a three-decade fight for equality. AFP
People wave rainbow flags during a mass wedding banquet for gay couples in front of the Presidential Palace in Taipei on May 25, 2019. - Taiwan made history on May 24 with Asia's first legal gay weddings as same-sex couples tied the knot in jubilant and emotional scenes, the culmination of a three-decade fight for equality. AFP
<span>Taiwan's gay couple Shane Lin (2ndR), Marc Yuan and Cynical Chick (L) and Li Ying-Chien display their wedding certificates after registering at the Household Registration Office in Shinyi District in Taipei on May 24, 2019. AFP</span><br /><br />
Taiwan's gay couple Shane Lin (2ndR), Marc Yuan and Cynical Chick (L) and Li Ying-Chien display their wedding certificates after registering at the Household Registration Office in Shinyi District in Taipei on May 24, 2019. AFP
A same-sex married couple kiss during the first day of civil registration for same-sex marriage in Taipei, Taiwan, 24 May 2019. Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage after a bill was passed on the 17 May 2019. Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples have applied to register for a legal union on the day the bill is to come into effect.  EPA
A same-sex married couple kiss during the first day of civil registration for same-sex marriage in Taipei, Taiwan, 24 May 2019. Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage after a bill was passed on the 17 May 2019. Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples have applied to register for a legal union on the day the bill is to come into effect. EPA
<span>Gay rights activist Chi Chia-wei (C) wears a rainbow flag during a celebration for same sex couples' registering for marraige in Taipei, Taiwan, 24 May 2019. On May 24, many same-sex couples registered for legal union after Taiwan passed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage on 17 May 2019. EPA</span><br /><br />
Gay rights activist Chi Chia-wei (C) wears a rainbow flag during a celebration for same sex couples' registering for marraige in Taipei, Taiwan, 24 May 2019. On May 24, many same-sex couples registered for legal union after Taiwan passed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage on 17 May 2019. EPA
<span>Gay newlyweds walk on a giant rainbow flag at a pro same-sex marriage party after registering their marriage in Taipei, Taiwan May 24, 2019. Reuters</span><br /><br />
Gay newlyweds walk on a giant rainbow flag at a pro same-sex marriage party after registering their marriage in Taipei, Taiwan May 24, 2019. Reuters
FILE- In this June 24, 2018 file photo, revelers carry a Rainbow Flag along Fifth Avenue during the New York City Pride Parade in New York. June 28, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, which fueled the fire for a global LGBTQ movement. From symposiums to movie screenings, walking tours to art exhibits, even an opera, a slew of institutions and organizations are filling June with events that commemorate that moment and its impact through the last five decades. AP
FILE- In this June 24, 2018 file photo, revelers carry a Rainbow Flag along Fifth Avenue during the New York City Pride Parade in New York. June 28, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, which fueled the fire for a global LGBTQ movement. From symposiums to movie screenings, walking tours to art exhibits, even an opera, a slew of institutions and organizations are filling June with events that commemorate that moment and its impact through the last five decades. AP
Transgender rights activists protest the recent killings of three transgender women, Muhlaysia Booker, Claire Legato, and Michelle Washington, during a rally at Washington Square Park in New York, U.S., May 24, 2019. Reuters
Transgender rights activists protest the recent killings of three transgender women, Muhlaysia Booker, Claire Legato, and Michelle Washington, during a rally at Washington Square Park in New York, U.S., May 24, 2019. Reuters
FILE- In this June 26, 2016 file photo, parade participants ride on the Stonewall Inn's float along Fifth Avenue during the New York City Pride Parade. June 2019 Pride Month marks the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, which fueled the fire for a global LGBTQ movement, with events that commemorate that moment and its impact through the last five decades. AP
FILE- In this June 26, 2016 file photo, parade participants ride on the Stonewall Inn's float along Fifth Avenue during the New York City Pride Parade. June 2019 Pride Month marks the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, which fueled the fire for a global LGBTQ movement, with events that commemorate that moment and its impact through the last five decades. AP
FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 file photo, a person wears a mask as 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. Kenya's High Court is due to rule Friday, May 24, 2019 on whether laws that criminalize same sex relations in Kenya are unconstitutional. AP
FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 file photo, a person wears a mask as 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. Kenya's High Court is due to rule Friday, May 24, 2019 on whether laws that criminalize same sex relations in Kenya are unconstitutional. AP
An activist supporting the LGBT community, wearing a rainbow flag, walks past a gathering of Christians opposed to the decriminalization of homosexuality, after a ruling by the High Court in Nairobi, Kenya Friday, May 24, 2019. Kenya's High Court on Friday upheld sections of the penal code that criminalize same-sex relations, a disappointment for gay rights activists across Africa where dozens of countries have similar laws. AP
An activist supporting the LGBT community, wearing a rainbow flag, walks past a gathering of Christians opposed to the decriminalization of homosexuality, after a ruling by the High Court in Nairobi, Kenya Friday, May 24, 2019. Kenya's High Court on Friday upheld sections of the penal code that criminalize same-sex relations, a disappointment for gay rights activists across Africa where dozens of countries have similar laws. AP
Kenya gay and Lesbian activists and their supporters gather outside the Milimani Court in Nairobi, Kenya Friday, May 24, 2019. Kenya's High Court is due to rule Friday on whether laws that criminalise same sex relations are unconstitutional. AP
Kenya gay and Lesbian activists and their supporters gather outside the Milimani Court in Nairobi, Kenya Friday, May 24, 2019. Kenya's High Court is due to rule Friday on whether laws that criminalise same sex relations are unconstitutional. AP
In this photo taken Friday, May 17, 2019, Ali Djabiri, an LGBT refugee from Congo, stands behind a rainbow flag at a protest against their treatment by authorities, outside an office of the UN refugee agency UNHCR in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya's High Court is due to rule Friday, May 24, 2019 on whether laws that criminalize same sex relations are unconstitutional. AP
In this photo taken Friday, May 17, 2019, Ali Djabiri, an LGBT refugee from Congo, stands behind a rainbow flag at a protest against their treatment by authorities, outside an office of the UN refugee agency UNHCR in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya's High Court is due to rule Friday, May 24, 2019 on whether laws that criminalize same sex relations are unconstitutional. AP
In this photo taken Friday, May 17, 2019, Ali Djabiri, an LGBT refugee from Congo, center-left, joins other LGBT refugees and their supporters living in Kenya at a protest against their treatment by authorities, outside an office of the UN refugee agency UNHCR in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya's High Court is due to rule Friday, May 24, 2019 on whether laws that criminalize same sex relations are unconstitutional. AP
In this photo taken Friday, May 17, 2019, Ali Djabiri, an LGBT refugee from Congo, center-left, joins other LGBT refugees and their supporters living in Kenya at a protest against their treatment by authorities, outside an office of the UN refugee agency UNHCR in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya's High Court is due to rule Friday, May 24, 2019 on whether laws that criminalize same sex relations are unconstitutional. AP
In this photo taken Friday, May 17, 2019, LGBT refugees living in Kenya stand behind a rainbow flag as they protest against their treatment by authorities, outside an office of the UN refugee agency UNHCR in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya's High Court is due to rule Friday, May 24, 2019 on whether laws that criminalize same sex relations are unconstitutional. AP
In this photo taken Friday, May 17, 2019, LGBT refugees living in Kenya stand behind a rainbow flag as they protest against their treatment by authorities, outside an office of the UN refugee agency UNHCR in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya's High Court is due to rule Friday, May 24, 2019 on whether laws that criminalize same sex relations are unconstitutional. AP
In this file photo taken on May 17, 2019 LGBT refugees from South Sudan, Uganda and DR Congo walk on the way to their protest to demand their protection at the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Nairobi. - Kenya's High Court is on May 24, 2019 expected to deliver a long-awaited ruling on whether to scrap colonial-era laws which criminalise homosexuality, a verdict that could have repercussions across Africa. AFP
In this file photo taken on May 17, 2019 LGBT refugees from South Sudan, Uganda and DR Congo walk on the way to their protest to demand their protection at the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Nairobi. - Kenya's High Court is on May 24, 2019 expected to deliver a long-awaited ruling on whether to scrap colonial-era laws which criminalise homosexuality, a verdict that could have repercussions across Africa. AFP


A huge rainbow flag is carried during a parade as a part of the Seoul Queer Culture Festival in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, June 1, 2019. Tens of thousands of supporters and visitors participate in the 20th Seoul Queer Culture Festival which is held from May 21 until June 9. AP
A huge rainbow flag is carried during a parade as a part of the Seoul Queer Culture Festival in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, June 1, 2019. Tens of thousands of supporters and visitors participate in the 20th Seoul Queer Culture Festival which is held from May 21 until June 9. AP
 A Lesbian couple arrive to attend a Mass wedding ceremony for Same-sex marriage in Taipei, Taiwan, 25 May 2019. Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage on 24 May 2019. EPA
A Lesbian couple arrive to attend a Mass wedding ceremony for Same-sex marriage in Taipei, Taiwan, 25 May 2019. Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage on 24 May 2019. EPA
People wave rainbow flags during a mass wedding banquet for gay couples in front of the Presidential Palace in Taipei on May 25, 2019. - Taiwan made history on May 24 with Asia's first legal gay weddings as same-sex couples tied the knot in jubilant and emotional scenes, the culmination of a three-decade fight for equality. AFP
People wave rainbow flags during a mass wedding banquet for gay couples in front of the Presidential Palace in Taipei on May 25, 2019. - Taiwan made history on May 24 with Asia's first legal gay weddings as same-sex couples tied the knot in jubilant and emotional scenes, the culmination of a three-decade fight for equality. AFP
<span>Taiwan's gay couple Shane Lin (2ndR), Marc Yuan and Cynical Chick (L) and Li Ying-Chien display their wedding certificates after registering at the Household Registration Office in Shinyi District in Taipei on May 24, 2019. AFP</span><br /><br />
Taiwan's gay couple Shane Lin (2ndR), Marc Yuan and Cynical Chick (L) and Li Ying-Chien display their wedding certificates after registering at the Household Registration Office in Shinyi District in Taipei on May 24, 2019. AFP
A same-sex married couple kiss during the first day of civil registration for same-sex marriage in Taipei, Taiwan, 24 May 2019. Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage after a bill was passed on the 17 May 2019. Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples have applied to register for a legal union on the day the bill is to come into effect.  EPA
A same-sex married couple kiss during the first day of civil registration for same-sex marriage in Taipei, Taiwan, 24 May 2019. Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage after a bill was passed on the 17 May 2019. Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples have applied to register for a legal union on the day the bill is to come into effect. EPA
<span>Gay rights activist Chi Chia-wei (C) wears a rainbow flag during a celebration for same sex couples' registering for marraige in Taipei, Taiwan, 24 May 2019. On May 24, many same-sex couples registered for legal union after Taiwan passed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage on 17 May 2019. EPA</span><br /><br />
Gay rights activist Chi Chia-wei (C) wears a rainbow flag during a celebration for same sex couples' registering for marraige in Taipei, Taiwan, 24 May 2019. On May 24, many same-sex couples registered for legal union after Taiwan passed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage on 17 May 2019. EPA
<span>Gay newlyweds walk on a giant rainbow flag at a pro same-sex marriage party after registering their marriage in Taipei, Taiwan May 24, 2019. Reuters</span><br /><br />
Gay newlyweds walk on a giant rainbow flag at a pro same-sex marriage party after registering their marriage in Taipei, Taiwan May 24, 2019. Reuters
FILE- In this June 24, 2018 file photo, revelers carry a Rainbow Flag along Fifth Avenue during the New York City Pride Parade in New York. June 28, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, which fueled the fire for a global LGBTQ movement. From symposiums to movie screenings, walking tours to art exhibits, even an opera, a slew of institutions and organizations are filling June with events that commemorate that moment and its impact through the last five decades. AP
FILE- In this June 24, 2018 file photo, revelers carry a Rainbow Flag along Fifth Avenue during the New York City Pride Parade in New York. June 28, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, which fueled the fire for a global LGBTQ movement. From symposiums to movie screenings, walking tours to art exhibits, even an opera, a slew of institutions and organizations are filling June with events that commemorate that moment and its impact through the last five decades. AP
Transgender rights activists protest the recent killings of three transgender women, Muhlaysia Booker, Claire Legato, and Michelle Washington, during a rally at Washington Square Park in New York, U.S., May 24, 2019. Reuters
Transgender rights activists protest the recent killings of three transgender women, Muhlaysia Booker, Claire Legato, and Michelle Washington, during a rally at Washington Square Park in New York, U.S., May 24, 2019. Reuters
FILE- In this June 26, 2016 file photo, parade participants ride on the Stonewall Inn's float along Fifth Avenue during the New York City Pride Parade. June 2019 Pride Month marks the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, which fueled the fire for a global LGBTQ movement, with events that commemorate that moment and its impact through the last five decades. AP
FILE- In this June 26, 2016 file photo, parade participants ride on the Stonewall Inn's float along Fifth Avenue during the New York City Pride Parade. June 2019 Pride Month marks the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, which fueled the fire for a global LGBTQ movement, with events that commemorate that moment and its impact through the last five decades. AP
FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 file photo, a person wears a mask as 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. Kenya's High Court is due to rule Friday, May 24, 2019 on whether laws that criminalize same sex relations in Kenya are unconstitutional. AP
FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 file photo, a person wears a mask as 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. Kenya's High Court is due to rule Friday, May 24, 2019 on whether laws that criminalize same sex relations in Kenya are unconstitutional. AP
An activist supporting the LGBT community, wearing a rainbow flag, walks past a gathering of Christians opposed to the decriminalization of homosexuality, after a ruling by the High Court in Nairobi, Kenya Friday, May 24, 2019. Kenya's High Court on Friday upheld sections of the penal code that criminalize same-sex relations, a disappointment for gay rights activists across Africa where dozens of countries have similar laws. AP
An activist supporting the LGBT community, wearing a rainbow flag, walks past a gathering of Christians opposed to the decriminalization of homosexuality, after a ruling by the High Court in Nairobi, Kenya Friday, May 24, 2019. Kenya's High Court on Friday upheld sections of the penal code that criminalize same-sex relations, a disappointment for gay rights activists across Africa where dozens of countries have similar laws. AP
Kenya gay and Lesbian activists and their supporters gather outside the Milimani Court in Nairobi, Kenya Friday, May 24, 2019. Kenya's High Court is due to rule Friday on whether laws that criminalise same sex relations are unconstitutional. AP
Kenya gay and Lesbian activists and their supporters gather outside the Milimani Court in Nairobi, Kenya Friday, May 24, 2019. Kenya's High Court is due to rule Friday on whether laws that criminalise same sex relations are unconstitutional. AP
In this photo taken Friday, May 17, 2019, Ali Djabiri, an LGBT refugee from Congo, stands behind a rainbow flag at a protest against their treatment by authorities, outside an office of the UN refugee agency UNHCR in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya's High Court is due to rule Friday, May 24, 2019 on whether laws that criminalize same sex relations are unconstitutional. AP
In this photo taken Friday, May 17, 2019, Ali Djabiri, an LGBT refugee from Congo, stands behind a rainbow flag at a protest against their treatment by authorities, outside an office of the UN refugee agency UNHCR in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya's High Court is due to rule Friday, May 24, 2019 on whether laws that criminalize same sex relations are unconstitutional. AP
In this photo taken Friday, May 17, 2019, Ali Djabiri, an LGBT refugee from Congo, center-left, joins other LGBT refugees and their supporters living in Kenya at a protest against their treatment by authorities, outside an office of the UN refugee agency UNHCR in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya's High Court is due to rule Friday, May 24, 2019 on whether laws that criminalize same sex relations are unconstitutional. AP
In this photo taken Friday, May 17, 2019, Ali Djabiri, an LGBT refugee from Congo, center-left, joins other LGBT refugees and their supporters living in Kenya at a protest against their treatment by authorities, outside an office of the UN refugee agency UNHCR in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya's High Court is due to rule Friday, May 24, 2019 on whether laws that criminalize same sex relations are unconstitutional. AP
In this photo taken Friday, May 17, 2019, LGBT refugees living in Kenya stand behind a rainbow flag as they protest against their treatment by authorities, outside an office of the UN refugee agency UNHCR in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya's High Court is due to rule Friday, May 24, 2019 on whether laws that criminalize same sex relations are unconstitutional. AP
In this photo taken Friday, May 17, 2019, LGBT refugees living in Kenya stand behind a rainbow flag as they protest against their treatment by authorities, outside an office of the UN refugee agency UNHCR in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya's High Court is due to rule Friday, May 24, 2019 on whether laws that criminalize same sex relations are unconstitutional. AP
In this file photo taken on May 17, 2019 LGBT refugees from South Sudan, Uganda and DR Congo walk on the way to their protest to demand their protection at the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Nairobi. - Kenya's High Court is on May 24, 2019 expected to deliver a long-awaited ruling on whether to scrap colonial-era laws which criminalise homosexuality, a verdict that could have repercussions across Africa. AFP
In this file photo taken on May 17, 2019 LGBT refugees from South Sudan, Uganda and DR Congo walk on the way to their protest to demand their protection at the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Nairobi. - Kenya's High Court is on May 24, 2019 expected to deliver a long-awaited ruling on whether to scrap colonial-era laws which criminalise homosexuality, a verdict that could have repercussions across Africa. AFP


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