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THE NEW YORK CITY GAY PRIDE PARADE OF 2012.


Once again I have made my yearly journey into Manhattan to check out the New York City Gay Pride Parade. This year did make the one year anniversary of same-sex marriage being made legal in New York state.

And as always there was joy and celebration for gay rights and the support of marriage for same-sex genders. The event was not packed with people as it was last year, but overall still a joyful and fun event to attend. It was full of event/parade supporters and fans of the movement. Below are some of the many photos that I have taken of the parade.

As you can see from the photo above I did pick a good location to photograph the event. This was taken about a half hour before the parade had started.

Once you see a policeman on a motorcycle, you know the parade is about to pass through.

And here they come!

I personally like the next photo below. One of the unexpected things about photography is that you never know how a photo will come out until you see it afterwards. An interesting contrast I think. Law enforcement standing in front of a sea of rainbow color balloons. Years ago being gay was considered a crime, we have come a long way from those days.

Here is singer Cindy Lauper, she was a Grand Marshal at the event.

As well the Speaker of the New York City Council and Council Member of the 3rd District Christine Quinn

Below is New York Senator Chuck Schumer.

Another photo of New York Senator Chuck Schumer.

Old age did not stop this person of attending.

New York Governor Mario Cuomo.

Here is HLN news anchor Jane Velez-Mitchell.

This next photo I thought was just too funny, I had to post this. 🙂

I really like this photo, actor George Takei (Sulu) from Star Trek.

NYPD  commissioner Ray Kelly.

And there goes my day in photos of the New York City Gay Pride Parade. An event worth going to each and every year. If you did not make it, this will be the next best thing to being at the event. And of course I will be at the parade next year.


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