New York LGBT Pride Day: A Photographic Retrospective

With many hundreds of thousands of participants and spectators, the June 30 LGBT Pride March was not only an exuberant show of community strength and personal courage but also a celebration of the previous week's victories over the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8 at the US Supreme Court. (Click on any image to expand the gallery image sizes.)

The Grand Marshals:

The Crowd:

Community organizations, activist groups, local businesses, and unions were out in force:

And, in an election year, the politicians and hopefuls were everywhere: