NYC Pride March Photos: Pictures From the Parade

Parade-goers make their way down 5th Avenue during the NYC Pride March on June 25, 2017. (Getty)

A huge pride parade, with an expected 40,000 people marching, took place today in New York City. For the first time, ABC partnered with the event to let people watch from their homes, too. Last year, 30,000 people marched and about 2 million people showed up for the event. Scroll through this story to see more photos from the parade too.

This year’s theme is “We Are Proud.” NYC Pride March Director Julian Sanjivan said that people are feeling a lot of uncertainty right now, and the parade is meant to bring people together so they can feel proud about who they are.

Parade-goers make their way down 5th Avenue during the NYC Pride March on June 25, 2017. (Getty)

This was the NYC Pride March’s 48th annual parade. Some people even brought their pets, decked out in supportive colors, as you can see in the photo below:

A person holds his dog as parade-goers make their way down 5th Avenue during the NYC Pride March on June 25, 2017. (Getty)

The parade started on 36th Street and Fifth Avenue and ended at West Village.

Parade-goers make their way down 5th Avenue during the NYC Pride March on June 25, 2017. (Getty)

The NYC Pride March began in 1970 as a civil rights demonstration. It started on the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Today it’s one of the largest LGBT events in the world.

Participants in the annual New York Gay Pride Parade, one of the oldest and largest in the world, march in the West Village in Manhattan on June 25, 2017 in New York City. (Getty)

This year’s march was led by the ACLU, Geng Le, Krishna Stone, and Brooke Guinan. This year’s march is focused on resisting pressure on gay rights.

Participants in the annual New York Gay Pride Parade, one of the oldest and largest in the world, march in the West Village in Manhattan on June 25, 2017 in New York City. (Getty)

Many different groups of people representing different causes attended the march. One group wore “Black Lives Matter” shirts, ABC 7 reported, and held up signs showing gay pride. Others wore Make America Gay Again hats, and others wore shirts or carried signs protesting potential health care cuts.

People march down 5th Ave. in the annual New York Gay Pride Parade, one of the oldest and largest in the world on June 25, 2017 in New York City. (Getty)

Many participated in the march, including Mayor Bill de Blasio, Chirlane McCray, and Commissioner James O’Neill. The march began at noon.

Two female police officers embrace as people march down 5th Ave. in the annual New York Gay Pride Parade. (Getty)

New York was the first large state to approve same-sex marriage in 2011, paving the way for equality.

People march down 5th Ave. in the annual New York Gay Pride Parade, one of the oldest and largest in the world. (Getty)

Not long after New York’s bill approving same-sex marriage passed, Biden and Obama followed, endorsing the right.

People cheer for marchers walking down 5th Ave. in the annual New York Gay Pride Parade. (Getty)

People march down 5th Ave. in the annual New York Gay Pride Parade, one of the oldest and largest in the world on June 25, 2017 in New York City. This year, it was televised. (Getty)

Chelsea Manning took part in this year’s pride march — the first one she has been able to attend since being released from prison. Here’s a picture of her, shared by the ACLU:

Manning said she was honored to represent the ACLU at the pride march.

People march down 5th Ave. in the annual New York Gay Pride Parade, carrying signs that read “LOVE.” (Getty)

A police officer dances with a participant in the annual New York Gay Pride Parade. (Getty)

Chelsea was in the parade next to Gavin Grimm, a transgender teen. He sued his school for not letting him access the boy’s bathroom.

People march in the annual New York Gay Pride Parade, one of the oldest and largest in the world, in the West Village in Manhattan on June 25, 2017 in New York City. (Getty)

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Joseph Ferrara

Maybe we should have a Humility Parade in NYC and see if all these politicians would march in such a parade. The nation needs healing not pride and arrogance. The sin of Sodom was : Pride ( interesting that its called the Gay pride parade ) the next sin was fullness of bread , plenty of bread in this country and people who love to fill their belly’s. The next sin was abundance of idleness , we have plenty of time to have our silly parades and pleasure seeking activities. And finally the citizens of Sodom did not strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. Look at the plague of homelessness in our country today .And for shame that your banner should be the colors of the rainbow. God set His bow in the sky not to represent a community such as this. The Bow appears after the flood and why did He send the flood , because the heart of man was set on continually doing evil. Enough said here.

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