Every year in June New York City is home to the NYCPride festivities. The oldest of its kind, the New York City Pride march has been an annual tradition since 1970. Marchers stepped off at noon on June 27th from 36th street and 5th avenue and made their way down to the route at Greenwich and Christopher streets.
There was more than a little skin on display along with elaborate costumes that drew cheers from the crowd of more than a million spectators. Among the marchers were LGBT community organizations like the Human Rights Campaign, churches, corporate sponsors, FDNY, NYPD, and many more. Having arrived early I managed to find a pretty great spot from which to photograph the parade as it made its turn onto Christopher street near the end of the route.
For me, parades are as much about the characters in the crowd as they are about the purpose of the parade itself. I recognized a lot of faces among the marchers in the pride parade that I had seen at the Mermaid parade the week before. These are some of my favorite shots from the afternoon.
Music: Tiësto - Magikal Journey (The Hits Collection 1998-2008)
Film: Big Eden