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Events celebrating and protesting LGBT rights took place in many parts of the world in the last several months. Pride parades were met with violence or intimidation in Russia, Georgia, and Albania while other places saw wild street parties. Three million people celebrated on the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil, often considered the biggest Pride event in the world. Activists in Uganda and Chile sought to change laws, while in the United States Barack Obama became the first American president to endorse same-sex marriage. Gathered here are pictures from events related to gay rights issues, LGBT Pride celebrations, and the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. -- Lane Turner (39 photos total)
Mark Wilson carries a rainbow flag during San Francisco's 42nd annual gay pride parade on June 24, 2012. Organizers said more than 200 floats, vehicles and groups of marchers took part in the parade. (Noah Berger/Associated Press)

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TEDxFCCollege - Sarah Belal - Finding your dream job.flv

In thespirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations). Sarah is the founder and director of Justice Project Pakistan. Sarah oversees JPP's casework programme, as well as the direct representation of prisoners on death row in Pakistan; focusing on strategic impact cases involving foreign nationals, torture, mental disability and freedom of expression issues.Sarah is also involved in litigation to challenge Pakistan's complicity in the extraordinary rendition of Pakistani subjects to illegal secret prisons created by the US. Sarah qualified as a barrister after completing the Bar Vocational Course in 2007. She obtained her licence to practice in Pakistan in 2008 and gained rights of audience in the High Court in the same year. She studied law at Oxford University and did her professional legal training in Lahore with Azam Nazir Tarrar from 2007-2008, and with Ramday Law Associates under Reza Farooq from 2008.Sarah now leads the team at Justice Project Pakistan in Lahore. At TEDxFCCollege, Sarah talks about how you <b>...</b>

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