It was a big weekend in New York and a number of other cities across America as queer people and their allies came together to celebrate LGBTQ Pride on June 24. An estimated two million people were expected to flood the streets in NYC alone.
This year marked a change in New York’s parade route, with the city prepping for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in 2019 ― which will also double as a World Pride celebration. The move was designed to speed the flow of the parade and avoid a choke point among narrower streets.
New Yorkers showed up in full force to celebrate Pride and its related events. Check out these beautiful images captured from the 2018 festivities below.
A general view of the atmosphere during the New York City Pride March on June 24, 2018.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio attends the 2018 New York City Pride March.
People celebrate NYC Pride.
People kiss as they participate in the Pride parade.
A person roller-skates in the Pride parade.
Tennis legend Billie Jean King rides in the march.
EMT Trudy Bermudez and paramedic Tayreen Bonilla of the New York City Fire Department get engaged at the annual Pride parade.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (center) and his partner Sandra Lee (left with flag) attend the 2018 New York City Pride March.
Gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon attends the march.
Parkland, Florida, school shooting survivor Emma Gonzales (center) attends the 2018 New York City Pride parade.
Emma Gonzalez at the march.
Revelers take part in the annual Pride parade.
Drag queens Peppermint (left), Sasha Velour (center) and Miz Cracker (right) attend the New York City Pride March.
Joanne Norris poses for a photo at the Pride parade in Queens.
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