PHOTOS: New York City pride parade

A marcher dressed as a rainbow gestures for the camera during the New York City Pride Parade on Sunday. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

Tens of thousands of marchers paraded through New York streets Sunday in a huge LGBTQ pride parade, with many proudly carrying rainbow flags or carrying signs.

On foot, astride motorcycles or riding on flatbed trucks, participants slowly covered the 2-mile route from Midtown Manhattan to Greenwich Village, where the movement for gay rights was born after the so-called Stonewall riots of 1969.

Under a brilliant sun, hundreds of police officers and some of New York’s most prominent politicians — Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Sen. Chuck Schumer, both Democrats — marched cheerfully alongside participants, some of the latter in the scantiest of outfits. (AFP)

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Participants are ready with rainbow colored flags for a hot day at the NYC Pride Parade in New York, Sunday, June 30, 2019. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
People wait for the start of the NYC Pride Parade in New York, Sunday, June 30, 2019. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
The Heritage of Pride march the N.Y.C. Pride Parade in New York on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Women ride motorcycles during the N.Y.C. Pride Parade in New York on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
People dance with rainbow flags during the NYC Pride Parade in New York, Sunday, June 30, 2019. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
People wave rainbow flags on top street posts during the N.Y.C. Pride Parade in New York on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Women ride motorcycles during the N.Y.C. Pride Parade in New York on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
The Heritage of Pride march the N.Y.C. Pride Parade in New York on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Women riding motorcycles waved rainbow colored flags during the N.Y.C. Pride Parade in New York on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
A marcher carries a sign in support of gay rights during the N.Y.C. Pride Parade in New York on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Supporters of Pride for Orlando march the N.Y.C. Pride Parade in New York on June 25, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Marchers wave rainbow flags during the NYC Pride Parade in New York, Sunday, June 30, 2019. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
The rainbow color flag is draped over 5th Ave. during the N.Y.C. Pride Parade in New York on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Performers entertain crowds during the N.Y.C. Pride Parade in New York on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
A man waves a rainbow flag during the NYC Pride Parade in New York, Sunday, June 30, 2019. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
People wave rainbow flags during the NYC Pride Parade in New York, Sunday, June 30, 2019. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
New York Senator Chuck Schumer marches in the NYC Pride Parade in New York, Sunday, June 30, 2019. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Confettii is shot into the air to at the N.Y.C. Pride Parade in New York on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
The Italian LGBTI Association carry a banner and wave flags during the NYC Pride Parade in New York, Sunday, June 30, 2019. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
People wave rainbow flags during the NYC Pride Parade in New York, Sunday, June 30, 2019. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Members of Nordics for Equality march in the N.Y.C. Pride Parade in New York on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
A performer in drag entertains crowds during the N.Y.C. Pride Parade in New York on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
A marcher dressed as a the Statue of Liberty gestures for the camera during the N.Y.C. Pride Parade in New York on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo marches in the NYC Pride Parade in New York, Sunday, June 30, 2019. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
People wave rainbow flags during the NYC Pride Parade in New York, Sunday, June 30, 2019. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Attorney General Letitia James marches in the N.Y.C. Pride Parade in New York on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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