NYC was one massive party on June 26, as crowds of LGBT individuals and their allies took to the streets for the annual Gay Pride Parade! HollywoodLife.com made you a huge gallery of the best pics from the historic event, in case you weren’t lucky enough to go. Take a look!
NYC’s annual gay pride parade is consistently the best day of the year. The 2016 pride parade on June 26 didn’t disappoint, as people (including celebrities!) marched through the streets of Manhattan for hours. What an event! Click through to see beautiful, fun, wild, inspiring photos taken during the gay pride parade!
NYC pride is such a joyous event, and this year it had an even more powerful message. The parade was dedicated to the victims of the massacre at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando in early June 2016, and some of the most poignant signs and protests during the parade came from people paying tribute to the fallen.
People of all genders and sexualities were welcome to march through Manhattan, and celebrate who they are in a safe and public space. Parade-goers decorated themselves in crazy and loud costumes, bared their bodies, and rode on floats as speakers blared hot music down the avenues. Have you ever seen hundreds of people do the Macarena at once? There’s always a first time for everything!
The photos in this gallery include some of our most favorite moments and outfits captured during the pride parade. One glamorous person did their own take on Chiquita Banana, adorning themselves in a massive fruit and glitter headdress, and a huge chest piece made out of bananas, too! Another person made themselves into a gorgeous orange peacock, definitely making their presence known in the parade. Just look at their huge orange fans and feathers; they look like a sunset! It’s pretty impressive to be able to stand out in a parade full of crazy costumes!
Tons of people also held up inspirational signs during the event. “love is love is love is love is love”. Well said! “We cannot be silenced.” No you can’t! “Toilet Rights.” Hear hear! No gendered toilet laws, please. “Poussey Riot”…well played, Samira Wiley.
HollywoodLifers, did you celebrate 2016 Pride? tell us in the comments!