Maximiliano Hott (right) and Jorge Aravena kiss during a session in the Chilean senate after approval of an anti-discrimination bill in Valparaiso on May 9, 2012. According to local media, the Senate approved the new law which establishes that every Chilean, including LGBT individuals, will be guaranteed protection reflecting international human rights law.
A celebrant poses for photographers as activists walk past carrying a gay pride flag during celebrations marking the International Day Against Homophobia in Havana on May 12, 2012. International Day Against Homophobia is celebrated globally on May 17 commemorating the World Health Organization's declassification of homosexuality as a mental illness.
Participants carrying rainbow flags join a parade celebrating sexual diversity in Monterrey, Mexico on June 23, 2012. (boston.com)