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Microsoft employees, partners, family and friends march along the three-mile route of Seattle's 41st annual Pride Parade on Sunday.

Microsoft employees join Pride parades in Seattle and around the globe

Microsoft employees in the company’s home state and around the world joined weekend Pride parades in festive celebrations of diversity and inclusion with the theme “This is me. Do great things.”

Not far from Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington, enthusiastic employees marched along Seattle’s three-mile parade route, which drew a crowd of thousands Sunday.

Employees also joined marches in Chicago, New York City, Houston and San Francisco, as well as Mexico City, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Denmark and Finland. Others participated in similar parades earlier this month in Boston, Washington D.C. and Rome to represent Microsoft, which has consistently ranked as a top place to work for LGBT equality.

There was even more reason to celebrate this year for many, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex couples have the right to marry.

Microsoft Pride director Erika Voss says that at Microsoft, “It doesn’t matter who you are, what you look like, what you wear or what your background is that defines you. It’s, do you show up and do great things?

(All photos by Scott Eklund/Red Box Pictures)