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.
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EFE
The parade started at 36th Street and Fifth Avenue yesterday, 16 blocks short of its normal starting gate at 52nd Street.
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@Faisal7HTX
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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Nassau County PD
This participant represented the gay Peruvian community of New York City.
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The parade culminated at the site of the 1969 Stonewall riot at Christopher Street.
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Houston Police Department
Groups of all nationalities, relgions and races had floats and costumes at the parade.
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