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Cyndi Lauper, one of the Grand Marshals at (Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Cyndi Lauper, one of the Grand Marshals at the 2012 New York Gay Pride Parade in Manhattan, blows a kiss to the thousands of people lining the streets to watch the parade. (June. 24, 2012)

Gay pride parade NYC 2012

Photos of the gay pride parade in NYC in 2012.

A marcher walks down 5th Avenue during the
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A marcher walks down 5th Avenue during the 2012 New York Gay Pride parade in New York on June 24, 2012. The 43rd-annual parade with more than 500,000 people is part of Gay Pride week.

Marchers walk down 5th Avenue during the 2012
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Marchers walk down 5th Avenue during the 2012 New York Gay Pride parade in New York on June 24, 2012. The 43rd-annual parade with more than 500,000 people is part of Gay Pride week.

Marchers walk down 5th Avenue during the 2012
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Marchers walk down 5th Avenue during the 2012 New York Gay Pride parade in New York on June 24, 2012. The 43rd-annual parade with more than 500,000 people is part of Gay Pride week.

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People marching with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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People marching with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo hold signs celebrating the one-year anniversary of marriage equity during the annual Gay Pride Parade in New York, June 24, 2012.

Marchers walk down 5th Avenue during the 2012
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Marchers walk down 5th Avenue during the 2012 New York Gay Pride parade in New York on June 24, 2012. The 43rd-annual parade with more than 500,000 people is part of Gay Pride week.

Grand Marshall Cyndi Lauper participates in the Gay
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Grand Marshall Cyndi Lauper participates in the Gay Pride Parade in New York, June 24, 2012. The parade was held one year to the day of same-sex marriage being legalized in New York state.

Participants in the Gay Pride Parade move down
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Participants in the Gay Pride Parade move down Fifth Ave in New York, June 24, 2012. The parade was held one year to the day of same-sex marriage being legalized in New York state.

Men in underwear wearing wings march in the
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Men in underwear wearing wings march in the Gay Pride Parade in New York, June 24, 2012. The parade was held one year to the day of same-sex marriage being legalized in New York state.

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Marchers walk down 5th Avenue during the 2012
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Marchers walk down 5th Avenue during the 2012 New York Gay Pride parade in New York on June 24, 2012. The 43rd-annual parade with more than 500,000 people is part of Gay Pride week.

Revelers kiss in front of the Stonewall Inn
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Revelers kiss in front of the Stonewall Inn during the New York City Gay Pride March on June 24, 2012 in New York City. The annual civil rights demonstration commemorates the Stonewall riots of 1969, which erupted after a police raid on a gay bar, the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street.

Marchers walk down 5th Avenue during the 2012
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Marchers walk down 5th Avenue during the 2012 New York Gay Pride parade in New York on June 24, 2012. The 43rd-annual parade with more than 500,000 people is part of Gay Pride week.

Tess Reid (L) kisses Brianna Bono, both 17,
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Tess Reid (L) kisses Brianna Bono, both 17, during the New York City Gay Pride March on June 24, 2012 in New York City. The annual civil rights demonstration commemorates the Stonewall riots of 1969, which erupted after a police raid on a gay bar, the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street.

Revelers cheer during the New York City Gay
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Revelers cheer during the New York City Gay Pride March on June 24, 2012 in New York City.

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Revelers cheer during the New York City Gay
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Revelers cheer during the New York City Gay Pride March on June 24, 2012 in New York City. The annual civil rights demonstration commemorates the Stonewall riots of 1969, which erupted after a police raid on a gay bar, the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street.

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg (C), NYC Council Speaker
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NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg (C), NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn (C-L) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (C-R) march down Fifth Avenue during the New York City Gay Pride March on June 24, 2012 in New York City. The annual civil rights demonstration commemorates the Stonewall riots of 1969, which erupted after a police raid on a gay bar, the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street.

Revelers cheer during the New York City Gay
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Revelers cheer during the New York City Gay Pride March on June 24, 2012 in New York City. The annual civil rights demonstration commemorates the Stonewall riots of 1969, which erupted after a police raid on a gay bar, the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street.

Participants in the Gay Pride Parade laugh and
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Participants in the Gay Pride Parade laugh and wave flags from a military float in New York, June 24, 2012. The parade was held one year to the day of same-sex marriage being legalized in New York state.

Grand Marshall Cyndi Lauper speaks to the media
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Grand Marshall Cyndi Lauper speaks to the media before the start of the Gay Pride Parade in New York, June 24, 2012. The parade was held one year to the day of same-sex marriage being legalized in New York state.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and his girlfriend
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and his girlfriend Sandra Lee wave while marching in the Gay Pride Parade in New York, June 24, 2012. The parade was held one year to the day of same-sex marriage being legalized in New York state.

Joanne Bertone, 47, and Tammy Genthe, 42, sit
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Joanne Bertone, 47, and Tammy Genthe, 42, sit atop Bertone's decorated motorcycle during the 2012 New York City Gay Pride Parade. (June. 24, 2012)

Cyndi Lauper, one of the Grand Marshals at
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Cyndi Lauper, one of the Grand Marshals at the 2012 New York Gay Pride Parade in Manhattan, blows a kiss to the thousands of people lining the streets to watch the parade. (June. 24, 2012)

From clothing and jewelry to flags and umbrellas,
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From clothing and jewelry to flags and umbrellas, the colors of the rainbow saturated Manhattan as the 2012 New York City Gay Pride Parade traveled from midtown to the West Village. (June. 24, 2012)

Revelers cheer during the New York City Gay
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Revelers cheer during the New York City Gay Pride March on June 24, 2012 in New York City. The annual civil rights demonstration commemorates the Stonewall riots of 1969, which erupted after a police raid on a gay bar, the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street.

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Manhattan was abuzz as thousands of people came
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Manhattan was abuzz as thousands of people came to watch and participate in the 2012 New York City Gay Pride parade in Manhattan. (June. 24, 2012)

During the 2012 New York Gay Pride Parade,
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During the 2012 New York Gay Pride Parade, people line the streets, cheering and blowing whistles as groups and floats pass by along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (June. 24, 2012)

During the 2012 New York Gay Pride Parade,
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During the 2012 New York Gay Pride Parade, people line the streets cheering and dancing as groups and floats pass by along Christopher Street in front of the infamous Stonewall Inn in Manhattan. (June. 24, 2012)

Actor George Takei rides down 5th Avenue during
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Actor George Takei rides down 5th Avenue during the 2012 New York City's Gay Pride in New York June 24, 2012. The 43rd-annual parade with more than 500,000 people is part of gay pride week.

Bob Mattern, 52, and John Patrick, Schultz, 49,
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Bob Mattern, 52, and John Patrick, Schultz, 49, celebrated their 22nd anniversary on Jan. 15 of this year by getting married and show off their rings and their "just married" saches during the 2012 New York Gay Pride parade in Manhattan. (June. 24, 2012)

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Revelers cheer during the New York City Gay
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Revelers cheer during the New York City Gay Pride March on June 24, 2012 in New York City. The annual civil rights demonstration commemorates the Stonewall riots of 1969, which erupted after a police raid on a gay bar, the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street.

From clothing and jewelry to flags and umbrellas,
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

From clothing and jewelry to flags and umbrellas, the colors of the rainbow saturated Manhattan as the 2012 New York City Gay Pride Parade traveled from midtown to the West Village. (June. 24, 2012)

Revelers celebrate during the New York City Gay
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Revelers celebrate during the New York City Gay Pride March on June 24, 2012 in New York City. The annual civil rights demonstration commemorates the Stonewall riots of 1969, which erupted after a police raid on a gay bar, the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street.

Revelers cheer during the New York City Gay
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Revelers cheer during the New York City Gay Pride March on June 24, 2012 in New York City. The annual civil rights demonstration commemorates the Stonewall riots of 1969, which erupted after a police raid on a gay bar, the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street.

Revelers squirt Senator Charles Schumer with a water
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Revelers squirt Senator Charles Schumer with a water gun during the New York City Gay Pride March on June 24, 2012 in New York City. The annual civil rights demonstration commemorates the Stonewall riots of 1969, which erupted after a police raid on a gay bar, the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street.

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Revelers dance in front of the Stonewall Inn
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Revelers dance in front of the Stonewall Inn during the New York City Gay Pride March on June 24, 2012 in New York City. The annual civil rights demonstration commemorates the Stonewall riots of 1969, which erupted after a police raid on a gay bar, the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (center-left) and NYC
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (center-left) and NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn (center-right) march in the New York City Gay Pride March on June 24, 2012 in New York City. The annual civil rights demonstration commemorates the Stonewall riots of 1969, which erupted after a police raid on a gay bar, the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street.

Revelers cheer from windows and fire escapes during
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Revelers cheer from windows and fire escapes during the New York City Gay Pride March on June 24, 2012 in New York City. The annual civil rights demonstration commemorates the Stonewall riots of 1969, which erupted after a police raid on a gay bar, the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street.

A man wears a shirt that reads
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A man wears a shirt that reads "gay is the new straight" during the New York City Gay Pride March on June 24, 2012 in New York City. The annual civil rights demonstration commemorates the Stonewall riots of 1969, which erupted after a police raid on a gay bar, the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street.

A reveler spanks a march participant during the
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A reveler spanks a march participant during the New York City Gay Pride March on June 24, 2012 in New York City. The annual civil rights demonstration commemorates the Stonewall riots of 1969, which erupted after a police raid on a gay bar, the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street.

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A man wears matching rainbow suspenders and tie
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A man wears matching rainbow suspenders and tie during the New York City Gay Pride March on June 24, 2012 in New York City. The annual civil rights demonstration commemorates the Stonewall riots of 1969, which erupted after a police raid on a gay bar, the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street.

Anthony Rubio marched in the Gay Pride Parade
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Anthony Rubio marched in the Gay Pride Parade with his dogs Kimba, left, and Bogart in New York, June 24, 2012. The parade was held one year to the day of same-sex marriage being legalized in New York state.

Akin Alleyne, left, gets some extra glitter from
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Akin Alleyne, left, gets some extra glitter from Victoria Murphy before the start of the Gay Pride Parade in New York, June 24, 2012. The parade was held one year to the day of same-sex marriage being legalized in New York state.

A marcher walks down 5th Avenue during the
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A marcher walks down 5th Avenue during the 2012 New York Gay Pride parade in New York on June 24, 2012. The 43rd-annual parade with more than 500,000 people is part of Gay Pride week.

A marcher walks down 5th Avenue during the
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A marcher walks down 5th Avenue during the 2012 New York Gay Pride parade in New York on June 24, 2012. The 43rd-annual parade with more than 500,000 people is part of Gay Pride week.

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A marcher walks down 5th Avenue during the
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A marcher walks down 5th Avenue during the 2012 New York Gay Pride parade in New York on June 24, 2012. The 43rd-annual parade with more than 500,000 people is part of Gay Pride week.

A marcher rides down 5th Avenue during the
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A marcher rides down 5th Avenue during the 2012 New York Gay Pride parade in New York on June 24, 2012. The 43rd-annual parade with more than 500,000 people is part of Gay Pride week.

Marchers walk down 5th Avenue during the 2012
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Marchers walk down 5th Avenue during the 2012 New York Gay Pride parade in New York on June 24, 2012. The 43rd-annual parade with more than 500,000 people is part of Gay Pride week.

Grand Marshall Cyndi Lauper rides down 5th Avenue
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Grand Marshall Cyndi Lauper rides down 5th Avenue during the 2012 New York City's Gay Pride in New York on June 24, 2012. The 43rd-annual parade with more than 500,000 people is part of Gay Pride week.

Marchers walk down 5th Avenue during the 2012
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Marchers walk down 5th Avenue during the 2012 New York Gay Pride parade in New York on June 24, 2012. The 43rd-annual parade with more than 500,000 people is part of Gay Pride week.

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Marchers walk down 5th Avenue during the 2012
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Marchers walk down 5th Avenue during the 2012 New York Gay Pride parade in New York on June 24, 2012. The 43rd-annual parade with more than 500,000 people is part of Gay Pride week.

A marcher walks down 5th Avenue during the
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A marcher walks down 5th Avenue during the 2012 New York Gay Pride parade in New York on June 24, 2012. The 43rd-annual parade with more than 500,000 people is part of Gay Pride week.

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