Marching on after nups win

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Hats off to the marchers and spectators at Sunday’s Pride March. In truth, no one was a spectator — everyone was a participant. And there were quite a lot of them. An estimated 2 million turned out to let their rainbow flag fly. Mayor de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, below, happily greeted a couple who were ready to get married. The grand marshals were acting legends Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi. Who knows? Maybe Gandalf cast a little spell to help tip the U.S. Supreme Court toward narrowly approving same-sex marriage. There were some naysayers, too, including an Orthodox Jewish group who came to “protect” opposite-gender marriage. Reminiscent of anti-war protesters facing off with armed National Guardsmen in the ’60s, a reveler offered him flowers. The guy above was also protecting his beaver-fur hat as rain threatened. But nothing could put a damper on a very Proud moment.  Photos by Milo Hess except for motorcycles and Orthodox protester by Q. Sakamaki

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pride-7439Lesbian motor bikers take the lead as the tradition during annual New York Gay Parade. Despite the bad weather, people enjoy, since the same sex marriage became legal nationwide two days before.

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