Gay Pride Parade Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Judy Shepard, whose gay son died as a result of a hate crime; Lt. Dan Choi, an outspoken serviceman against the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' policy; and Constance McMillen, a gay teen whose prom was canceled when she asked school officials if she could bring her girlfriend as a date, were the grand marshals of the parade.

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The steamy weather didn't keep spectators home as people lined the parade route throughout the day.
The parade started at 36th Street and Fifth Avenue yesterday, 16 blocks short of its normal starting gate at 52nd Street.
While the parade featured floats from various groups in the gay community, there was also a heavy corporate presence with companies like Delta and Wells Fargo parcitipating, among others.
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This participant represented the gay Peruvian community of New York City.
The parade culminated at the site of the 1969 Stonewall riot at Christopher Street.
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Groups of all nationalities, relgions and races had floats and costumes at the parade.
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