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From Stonewall To Skopje: The Decades-Long Battle For LGBT Rights Around The World

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia on May 17 highlights the places in the world where members of the LGBT community still face persecution.

The date was chosen to commemorate the World Health Organization's 1990 decision to remove homosexuality from its disease classification list. The day also celebrates the progress made by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in recent decades.

Here's a look back at the LGBT movement in pictures.

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