PHOTOS: New Yorkers have a lot to celebrate this year and roughly two million people came out for NYC Pride 2013. DOMA champion Edie Windsor kicked off the parade with her fellow Grand Marshalls, legendary entertainer Harry Belafonte and Center for Black Equity President Earl Fowlkes. Over 13,000 marchers and sixty-eight floats made their way from midtown to the end of Christopher Street, including Governor Andrew Cuomo, Daniel J. O’Donnell, Ali Forney Center’s Carl Siciliano, Project Runway‘s Tim Gunn, Kiehl’s President Chris Salgardo, New York City Council Speaker/mayoral candidate Christine Quinn and RuPaul‘s Drag Race standout Shangela Debutantess. A thunderstorm brought scattered rain throughout the day, but the glitter and rainbows kept the crowd happy and full of pride.
Photography by Jeffrey James Keyes
Drag Race alum Alyssa Edwards
Ali Forney’s Carl Siciliano
Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Kiehl’s President Chris Salgardo
Author Matthew Rettenmund
Daniel J. O’Donnell