The 2009 march commemorated the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which erupted after a police raid on the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street in 1969.Revelers kiss following the NYC Pride March on June 26, 2011, in New York City.The parade took on extra significance following the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York, often regarded as the birthplace of the gay rights movement.
The parade ran two days after the Supreme Court's landmark decision guaranteeing nationwide gay marriage rights.
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On June 29, 1986, marchers in the NYC Pride March exchange words with two Lyndon La Rouche supporters who were insulting parade participants.
Lyndon La Rouche had called for the registration and quarantining of those suffering from or carrying the AIDS virus.
La Rouche had gained enough signatures in California to force a vote in the state's November election.
Squire Bergen marches in the NYC Pride March with a bottle of AZT, the medication he takes to survive, taped to his overalls. About 1,000 gay men, lesbians and their supporters re-enacted one of the first gay rights marches in New York City on June 25, 1989.
The group marched more than 60 blocks through Manhattan to protest the government's AIDS policy and violence against homosexuals.
Lesbian members of the Sirens Women's Motorcycle Club prepare to lead off the NYC Pride March on New York's Fifth Avenue on June 27, 1999.