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Rockland County celebrates gay pride

Supporters gathered in the Riverspace parking lot in

Supporters gathered in the Riverspace parking lot in Nyack for Gay Pride Rockland. The event is part of the VCS initiative to implement social justice, anti- oppression programming throughout Rockland County. (June, 9, 2013) Photo Credit: Elizabeth Daza

LGBT community members gathered with local shopkeepers, religious leaders, nonprofit agencies and elected officials for the annual VCS Gay Pride Rockland event. The event is part of an initiative to implement social justice and anti-oppression programming throughout the county. (June, 9, 2013)

Lucy Gomez, 27, and Mary Lu Lilares, 30,
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Daza

Lucy Gomez, 27, and Mary Lu Lilares, 30, joined hundreds of supporters who gathered in the Riverspace parking lot in Nyack for Gay Pride Rockland. The event is part of the VCS initiative to implement social justice, anti- oppression programming throughout Rockland County. (June, 9, 2013)

Supporters gathered in the Riverspace parking lot in

Supporters gathered in the Riverspace parking lot in Nyack for Gay Pride Rockland. The event is part of the VCS initiative to implement social justice, anti- oppression programming throughout Rockland County. (June, 9, 2013)

David Cable, 46, of Nyack joined hundreds of
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Daza

David Cable, 46, of Nyack joined hundreds of supporters at the VCS Gay Pride Rockland rally at the Riverspace parking lot. (June, 9, 2013)

Rockland County Legislature Chairwoman, Harriet Cornell, greets the
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Daza

Rockland County Legislature Chairwoman, Harriet Cornell, greets the public at the VCS Gay Pride Rockland Rally in Nyack. (June, 9, 2013).

Tamara Russel, 14, of Nyack, works at a
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Daza

Tamara Russel, 14, of Nyack, works at a craft table at the VCS Gay Pride Rockland at the Riverspace parking lot. (June, 9, 2013)

Supporters gathered in the Riverspace parking lot in
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Daza

Supporters gathered in the Riverspace parking lot in Nyack for Gay Pride Rockland. The event is part of the VCS initiative to implement social justice, anti- oppression programming throughout Rockland County. (June, 9, 2013)

Supporters gathered in the Riverspace parking lot in
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Daza

Supporters gathered in the Riverspace parking lot in Nyack for Gay Pride Rockland. The event is part of the VCS initiative to implement social justice, anti- oppression programming throughout Rockland County. (June, 9, 2013)

Supporters gathered in the Riverspace parking lot in
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Daza

Supporters gathered in the Riverspace parking lot in Nyack for Gay Pride Rockland. The event is part of the VCS initiative to implement social justice, anti- oppression programming throughout Rockland County. (June, 9, 2013)

Supporters gathered in the Riverspace parking lot in
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Daza

Supporters gathered in the Riverspace parking lot in Nyack for Gay Pride Rockland. The event is part of the VCS initiative to implement social justice, anti- oppression programming throughout Rockland County. (June, 9, 2013)

Supporters gathered in the Riverspace parking lot in
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Daza

Supporters gathered in the Riverspace parking lot in Nyack for Gay Pride Rockland. The event is part of the VCS initiative to implement social justice, anti- oppression programming throughout Rockland County. (June, 9, 2013)

Supporters gathered in the Riverspace parking lot in
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Daza

Supporters gathered in the Riverspace parking lot in Nyack for Gay Pride Rockland. The event is part of the VCS initiative to implement social justice, anti- oppression programming throughout Rockland County. (June, 9, 2013)

Supporters gathered in the Riverspace parking lot in
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Daza

Supporters gathered in the Riverspace parking lot in Nyack for Gay Pride Rockland. The event is part of the VCS initiative to implement social justice, anti- oppression programming throughout Rockland County. (June, 9, 2013)

Supporters gathered in the Riverspace parking lot in
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Daza

Supporters gathered in the Riverspace parking lot in Nyack for Gay Pride Rockland. The event is part of the VCS initiative to implement social justice, anti- oppression programming throughout Rockland County. (June, 9, 2013)

Jennifer, McCann, 44, at the VCS Gay Pride

Jennifer, McCann, 44, at the VCS Gay Pride Rally in Nyack. McCann says that she and her wife "would love our federal benefits and all the benefits that a straight couple are entitled to." (June 9, 2013)

Cindy and Susan Torres-Bender, of Blooming Grove, with
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Daza

Cindy and Susan Torres-Bender, of Blooming Grove, with daughter Melina, 11 at the VCS Gay Pride Rockland event in the Riverspace parking lot in Nyack. (June 9, 2013)

Danielle Osorio, 28, of Suffern, at the VCS
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Daza

Danielle Osorio, 28, of Suffern, at the VCS Gay Pride Rockland event in the Riverspace parking lot in Nyack. (June 9, 2013)

Supporters gathered in the Riverspace parking lot in
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Daza

Supporters gathered in the Riverspace parking lot in Nyack for Gay Pride Rockland. The event is part of the VCS initiative to implement social justice, anti- oppression programming throughout Rockland County. (June, 9, 2013)

Supporters gathered in the Riverspace parking lot in
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Daza

Supporters gathered in the Riverspace parking lot in Nyack for Gay Pride Rockland. The event is part of the VCS initiative to implement social justice, anti- oppression programming throughout Rockland County. (June, 9, 2013)

Supporters gathered in the Riverspace parking lot in
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Daza

Supporters gathered in the Riverspace parking lot in Nyack for Gay Pride Rockland. The event is part of the VCS initiative to implement social justice, anti- oppression programming throughout Rockland County. (June, 9, 2013)

Lia Christian, 6, of New Hempstead, works at

Lia Christian, 6, of New Hempstead, works at a craft table during the VCS Gay Pride Rally at the Riverspace parking lot in Nyack. (June 9, 2013)

Arts and crafts, live music, and food vendors
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Daza

Arts and crafts, live music, and food vendors were part of the entertainment provided as supporters gathered in the Riverspace parking lot in Nyack for Gay Pride Rockland. The event is part of the VCS initiative to implement social justice, anti- oppression programming throughout Rockland County. (June, 9, 2013)

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