photos by Amanda Hatfield
But the group seemed as energized as any other participants by the fact that they were marching only four days after the Supreme Court ruled that married same-sex couples were entitled to federal benefits, and cleared the way for same-sex marriages to be performed again in California. Perry Brass, 65, of the Riverdale section of the Bronx, said he would be marrying his partner, Hugh Young, in two weeks. They have been together 32 years.Lots more 2013 NYC Gay Pride March pictures are below...
The rulings lent an especially celebratory air to an event that has never been known for restraint. Crowd estimates for any parade of this magnitude are unreliable. And 200,000 people can easily feel like 300,000, if they are packed together on a day as steamy as Sunday was.
Alan Reiff, co-chairman of Heritage of Pride, which organizes the event, said, "This is one of the most attended marches in the last five years, and it has to be attributed to the Supreme Court ruling." - [NY Times]