New York City Gay Pride Parade 2018: The Lowdown!

Millions of people in New York City celebrated Gay Pride on the last Sunday in June.

The 2018 Pride Parade marked the 49th year of the event. This year’s theme: Defiantly Different.

Tennis legend Billie Jean King served as this year’s Grand Marshall.

Other notables made appearances. Among them:  New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York Senator Chuck Schumer and New York State Gubernatorial Candidate Cynthia Nixon.

It is estimated that nearly 50,000 people participated in the march. Millions watched from the sidelines.

Here are a few scenes from the 2018 Gay Pride March:

NYC Pride March Collegiate Contingent
The Collegiate Church contingent waits to join the Parade

 

NYC PRide Parade Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir
Middle Collegiate Church’s Gospel Choir sings aboard a float.
NYC Pride parade. Parade watchers 2018
Crowds several people deep cheered marchers on along the parade route.
NYC Pride Parade 2018 Fascist Political statement
A parade-goer holds a poster making his feelings known about the current “President” of the United States
NYC Pride Parade people watching from building 2018
People hand out of windows, peer out of windows and watch from a balcony of a building in NYC’s West Village.

 

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