1 million expected to gather for San Francisco Pride Parade, festivities

For the second consecutive year uniformed Toronto police will not be permitted to march in the Pride parade

For the second consecutive year uniformed Toronto police will not be permitted to march in the Pride parade

People take part in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender, Intersex Pride parade (LGBTI) in Lisbon on June 16, 2018. The event, and others like it around the country, commemorated the riots that erupted in response to a police raid at a NY gay bar called the Stonewall Inn in June 1969. New York's march, often the most attended Pride parade in the world, is always a sight to behold. At least two million people were expected as the 49th annual Pride March made its way through Midtown and Greenwich Village Sunday.

The 32-year-old "G.U.Y." pop superstar was in attendance at the 2018 NYC Pride Parade on Sunday (June 24) in New York City. For the second year in a row, uniformed police officers did not participate in the parade.

"We can't believe we've lived to see an official rainbow crosswalk", said one onlooker. "There's been concerns around a trust that's broken down", he said, calling for the end of carding.

"The LGBTQ community needs celebrations like this and ways to come together when we face hard situations, which is exactly what we've been facing", he said. Past year the march lasted 9 hours and 38 minutes and some streets remained closed overnight in Greenwich Village.

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In previous years the march started on 5th Avenue and ended on Christopher Street, in the heart of the city's gay district - but in a break with tradition the parade took a new route.

"It's wonderful. It show shows the character of the city, the character of NY". It has nine boulders with pieces of glass installed in them that can act as prisms and reflect rainbows in sunlight.

The parade's grand marshal this year was tennis legend Billie Jean King, 74, a lesbian and an outspoken defender of gender equality and LGBTQ rights, who rode in a carriage under a big, rainbow-colored parasol. On Saturday, thousands gathered at Dolores Park for an afternoon of pride events that culminated in the 26th annual Dyke March. It was designed by artist Anthony Goicolea, of Brooklyn.

March organizers plan to honor community heroes, including Parkland, Florida, school shooting survivor Emma Gonzales.

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