Millions turn out to celebrate annual NYC Pride Parade

Posted at 6:29 PM, Jun 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-24 18:56:48-04

WEST VILLAGE, Manhattan — The NYC Pride Parade has wrapped up, but the party is just starting.

This year had one of the biggest turnouts, with thousands taking part in the festivities and about a million spectators viewing the parade.

Thousands in rainbow colors, glitter, high-heels and fun costumes marched through Greenwich Village and up Fifth Avenue for the annual NYC Pride Parade.

“The best part of the parade is being liberated. There’s no other feeling like it,” said one parade marcher.

Tennis legend Billie Jean King was one of the grand marshals.

“It’s very touching,” she said.

“It makes me think about the future.”

Politicians like Gov. Andrew Cuomo also joined the massive celebration for the LGBTQ community.

This year’s theme — defiantly different.

Organizers say about 50,000 people marched and there were over a million spectators.