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PHOTOS: Fifteen Things We Love About NYC Pride 2015

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Morning showers couldn’t stop New Yorkers from reveling in this year’s NYC Pride March, PrideFest, and Dance on the Pier. The day kicked off with Grand Marshals Sir Derek Jacobi, Sir Ian McKellen, Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, and J. Christopher Neal. Other highlights included Ariana Grande’s performance and fireworks. However, it was the marchers and the throngs of humanity who stole the show, taking over streets, parks, and piers in perhaps the most joyous and exuberant pride New York City has ever seen thanks to our new freedom to marry.

Here are fifteen things we loved about this year’s NYC Pride…

1. Grand Marshal Sir Ian McKellen playing his rainbow flag

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2. Politicians showing their support

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3. Ariana Grande rocking it out at the Dance on the Pier

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4. Surprise appearances by Hedwig and the Angry Inch stars Darren Criss & Rebecca Naomi Jones

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5. Edie Windsor breaking it down at the halfway point

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6. The Prancing Elites riling up the crowd

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7. This amazing little boy and his rainbow dress

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9. Bianca Del Rio and Dina Delicious living it up at Pride Fest

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10. Sir Derek Jacobi getting rowdy with Mayor de Blasio while attending his first pride event with his long-term partner

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11. The ladies from Orange Is the New Black making the girls go wild

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12. Our impromptu photo shoot with Frankie Grande before he introduced his sisterFrankie Grande by Jeffrey James Keyes - 1

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13. Paige Turner and Bob the Drag Queen as The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt & Titus AndromedonPaige Turner Bob the Drag Queen by JJ Keyes - 1

14. Friends and lovers having fun and goofing off throughout the day

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15. Adorable Men everywhere we looked
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All Photography by Jeffrey James Keyes. See his full GayCities NYC Pride Photo Gallery