New York City is ‘defiantly different’ as thousands celebrate Pride

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

A large crowd is expected to gather for the Pride Parade in San Francisco on Sunday.

People carry balloons as they participate in the 2018 New York City Pride Parade in Manhattan, New York, US, June 24, 2018. "We all bring our own definition of what it's like to be a queer woman and to be a dyke in this community and this is a moment of being able to express that", sister Yeshe Did said.

Greenwich Village is getting decked out for this weekend's Pride March. "I view Pride as a much bigger healing process", Toronto Mayor John Tory said, noting that he recently initiated an independent review of the police's handling of missing persons cases. Crews put barricades up on Saturday to get streets ready for closures.

Tens of thousands of people waving rainbow flags and hoisting political banners marched and danced on the streets of NY on Sunday in the latest festive edition of the Gay Pride parade that began in Central Park in 1970.

"We still have a lot of work do to make sure these things don't happen". New York's march, often the most attended Pride parade in the world, is always a sight to behold.

Before it started, Cuomo officially unveiled a NY state memorial to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people that honors victims of intolerance.

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More than 240 contingents, including floats, groups and other participants, are taking part. Placed in Hudson River Park, it has nine boulders with pieces of glass installed in them that can act as prisms and reflect rainbows in sunlight.

The theme of this year's parade was "Defiantly Different", a message inspired in reaction to President Donald Trump's treatment of the LGBTQ community, organizers said. It was designed by artist Anthony Goicolea, of Brooklyn.

This year's event was Grand Marshalled by LGBT activists from Lambda Legal and OutRight International, as well as out tennis player Billie Jean King and agender advocate Tyler Ford.

The new route begins on 7th Avenue, passing the city's AIDS memorial, before progressing through Christopher Street and past the historic Stonewall Inn, before heading up 5th Avenue and ending in midtown.

March organizers planned to honor "community heroes" including Emma Gonzalez, a Parkland, Florida, school shooting survivor.

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