PHOTOS: NYC celebrates LGBTQ pride

AmNews Staff Reports | 6/26/2016, 4:32 p.m.
Thousands of people turned out for the Gay Pride Parade in the city.
Vigil at the Stonewall Inn for victims of the Orlando massacre. Pedro F. Jorge

Thousands of people turned out for the Gay Pride Parade in the city. A sea of rainbow flags were waved from Midtown to the Village in Manhattan.

Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network marched in the parade. Politicians were on hand including Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

This year's celebration comes just weeks after a gunman opened fire at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. killing 49 people and President Barack Obama designating The Stonewall Inn gay bar as the first LGBT national landmark.

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I'm kicking off #NYCPride with NYC Mayor @billdeblasio & First Lady @chirlane

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Marching in NYC Gay Pride Parade w/ Sec. Hillary Clinton, Mayor DeBlasio and NYC First Lady.

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Goldman Sachs #pride within @_fleurtatious #nycpride #orlandounited #lovewins

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NYC Pride with Mom!!! #pride #pride2016 #pridenyc #love #mom #stonewallplace #christopherstreet #nyc #manhattan

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celebrate!! #loveislove #nyc #gaypride2016 #pride #gaypride

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Happy #NYCPride!

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New York City Pride March was incredible! #NYCPride #Orlando #LoveIsLove

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Happy Pride #nycpride

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Doggie Pride #pride #nyc #pridenyc #nycpride

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Pride time! #nycpride

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Happy Pride! β€οΈπŸ’•πŸŒˆ #NYCPride #NYCPrideParade #LoveWins

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Flying high! @nycpride #nycpride #lgbt #NYC

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