Half a Million Celebrate Gay Pride in New York


Half a million people came out to celebrate Gay Pride in New York City yesterday in a parade that included Senators Hillary Clinton and Charles Schumer, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Attorney General candidates Mark Green and Andrew Cuomo, Representative Anthony Weiner, and Empire State Pride Agenda-endorsed gubernatorial candidate Eliot Spitzer.

Pictured marching with Clinton below are parade Grand Marshalls Florent Morellet and Christine Quinn.


Also working it was club icon/gay bashing victim Kevin Aviance.

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Later, at the annual Heritage of Pride pier dance, J Lo was this year’s “surprise” guest. And, elsewhere, in town, Liza Minnelli was crowning a winner at the Pet Pride pageant.

Flickr photoset: Boss Tweed.
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More Pride events around the world:
road.jpg CHICAGO: Gay Pride Parade Spirited Despite Rain.
road.jpg DUBLIN: A Record Gay Pride of 7,000.
road.jpg SEATTLE: Streets packed…”unbelievably big”.
road.jpg ATLANTA: White County Teen Kerry Pacer Leads Parade…
road.jpg SAN FRANCISCO: Hundreds of thousands fill Market Street with color.
road.jpg TORONTO: Couple of 50 years lead parade as grand marshalls.
road.jpg PARIS: Welcome to the Disco.
road.jpg LONDON: Navy uniformed in parade, Army and RAF not allowed.

Posted June 26, 2006 at 12:29pm ETC by Andy Towle
in Gay Pride, New York