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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo attends WorldPride NYC 2019. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Millions of people packed New York City's streets on Sunday, Reuters reports, for the WorldPride NYC 2019 parade. It was one of the biggest of many LGBTQ pride celebrations around the world this weekend, per AP.

Details: This year's event marks the 50th anniversary of the uprising at the Stonewall Inn that sparked the modern LGBTQ movement. Many marchers highlighted the global fight for equality, per Reuters. While it was a joyful occasion for many, pride-goers in Istanbul, Turkey, were targeted by police, who used tear gas on them, according to the Telegraph. Here's how the event was marked around the world, in photos.

A marcher at San Francisco Pride wearing a trans flag bearing the names of transgender people who have been killed. Photo: Ina Fried
The 41st pride parade in Mexico City. Photo: Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images
New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio at the NYC Pride March outside the Stonewall Inn. Photo: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images
Turkish authorities banned the pride march in Istanbul, but the city's new mayor said groups were free to demonstrate as long as they didn't disturb the peace. Many pride marchers turned out only to be targeted by police, in a move condemned by Amnesty International.
The Ukrainian National Guard escorts pride parade participants in Kiev. Photo: Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images
Pride-goers in Paris cool off in a fountain in a bid to beat the searing heat. Photo: Samuel Boivin/NurPhoto via Getty Images
A dog decorated in rainbow colors during a pride parade in Chennai, India. Photo: Arun Sankar/AFP/Getty Images
People take part in Pride Parade in Dublin. Photo: Szymon Barylski/NurPhoto via Getty Images
People take part in the Milano Pride 2019 in Italy. Photo: Mairo Cinquetti/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Sir Richard Branson, Ginger Minj, Deborah Cox and Billy Porter celebrate pride in New York City ahead of Sunday's march there. Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images for Virgin Voyages
Downtown Skopje, north Macedonia, which is holding its first ever pride parade. Photo: Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty Images
At the 15th pride parade in Panama City. Photo: Mauricio Valenzuela/AFP/Getty Images
A reveler at the 19th pride parade in Caracas, Venezuela. Photo: Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images
A pride parade in Seville, Spain. Photo: David Carbajo/Getty Images
Hundreds of drag queens attend the New York City Drag March to kick off NYC Pride weekend. Photo: Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Go deeper: NYPD: Actions at Stonewall Riots were "discriminatory and oppressive"

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Scoop: Gina Haspel threatened to resign over plan to install Kash Patel as CIA deputy

CIA Director Gina Haspel. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

CIA Director Gina Haspel threatened to resign in early December after President Trump cooked up a hasty plan to install loyalist Kash Patel, a former aide to Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), as her deputy, according to three senior administration officials with direct knowledge of the matter.

Why it matters: The revelation stunned national security officials and almost blew up the leadership of the world's most powerful spy agency. Only a series of coincidences — and last minute interventions from Vice President Mike Pence and White House counsel Pat Cipollone — stopped it.

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John Weaver, Lincoln Project co-founder, acknowledges “inappropriate” messages

John Weaver aboard John McCain's campaign plane in February 2000. Photo: Robert Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images)

John Weaver, a veteran Republican operative who co-founded the Lincoln Project, declared in a statement to Axios on Friday that he sent “inappropriate,” sexually charged messages to multiple men.

  • “To the men I made uncomfortable through my messages that I viewed as consensual mutual conversations at the time: I am truly sorry. They were inappropriate and it was because of my failings that this discomfort was brought on you,” Weaver said.
  • “The truth is that I'm gay,” he added. “And that I have a wife and two kids who I love. My inability to reconcile those two truths has led to this agonizing place.”

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