Parade-goers began lining the streets of Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Sunday morning, awaiting the start of the annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride March.
New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio
New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio during the NYC Pride parade. (June 30, 2013) (Credit: Charles Eckert)
New York City mayoral candidate Bill Thompson marches
New York City mayoral candidate Bill Thompson marches in the NYC Pride parade. (June 30, 2013) (Credit: Charles Eckert)
Thousands turn out for the NYC Pride parade
Thousands turn out for the NYC Pride parade on Sunday in Manhattan. This year's Pride parade was especially well-attended and exuberant following the U.S. Supreme Court decisions restoring same-sex marriages to California and granting gay couples the federal benefits of marriage they were previously denied. (June 30, 2013) (Credit: Anthony Lanzilote)

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New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn turns
New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn turns out for the NYC Pride parade on Sunday in Manhattan. (June 30, 2013) (Credit: Anthony Lanzilote)
New York City mayoral candidate Joe Lhota marches
New York City mayoral candidate Joe Lhota marches in the NYC Pride parade on Sunday in Manhattan. (June 30, 2013) (Credit: Anthony Lanzilote)
Edith Windsor, whose challenge of the federal Defense
Edith Windsor, whose challenge of the federal Defense of Marriage Act led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling, joins the NYC Pride parade in Manhattan. (Jun. 30, 2013) (Credit: Anthony Lanzilote)
Thousands turn out for the NYC Pride parade
Thousands turn out for the NYC Pride parade on Sunday in Manhattan. This year's Pride parade was especially well-attended and exuberant following the U.S. Supreme Court decisions restoring same-sex marriages to California and granting gay couples the federal benefits of marriage they were previously denied. (June 30, 2013) (Credit: Anthony Lanzilote)
Thousands turn out for the NYC Pride parade
Thousands turn out for the NYC Pride parade on Sunday in Manhattan. (June 30, 2013) (Credit: Anthony Lanzilote)

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Thousands turn out for the NYC Pride parade
Thousands turn out for the NYC Pride parade on Sunday in Manhattan. (June 30, 2013) (Credit: Anthony Lanzilote)
Thousands turn out for the NYC Pride parade
Thousands turn out for the NYC Pride parade on Sunday in Manhattan. This year's Pride parade was especially well-attended and exuberant following the U.S. Supreme Court decisions restoring same-sex marriages to California and granting gay couples the federal benefits of marriage they were previously denied. (June 30, 2013) (Credit: Anthony Lanzilote)
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg turns out
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg turns out for the NYC Pride parade on Sunday in Manhattan. (June 30, 2013) (Credit: Charles Eckert)
Spectators turn out for the 2013 NYC Pride
Spectators turn out for the 2013 NYC Pride parade in Manhattan. (June 30, 2013) (Credit: Charles Eckert)
New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner turns
New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner turns out for the NYC Pride parade on Sunday in Manhattan. (June 30, 2013) (Credit: Charles Eckert)

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Participants march in the NYC Pride parade on
Participants march in the NYC Pride parade on Sunday in Manhattan. This year's Pride parade was especially well-attended and exuberant following the U.S. Supreme Court decisions restoring same-sex marriages to California and granting gay couples the federal benefits of marriage they were previously denied. (June 30, 2013) (Credit: Charles Eckert)
Sen. Chuck Schumer marches in the NYC Pride
Sen. Chuck Schumer marches in the NYC Pride parade on Sunday in Manhattan. (June 30, 2013) (Credit: Charles Eckert)
Participants march in the NYC Pride parade on
Participants march in the NYC Pride parade on Sunday in Manhattan. This year's Pride parade was especially well-attended and exuberant following the U.S. Supreme Court decisions restoring same-sex marriages to California and granting gay couples the federal benefits of marriage they were previously denied. (June 30, 2013) (Credit: Charles Eckert)
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo marches in the NYC
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo marches in the NYC Pride parade in Manhattan on June 30, 2013. (Credit: Charles Eckert)
Participants march in the 2013 NYC Pride parade,
Participants march in the 2013 NYC Pride parade, which was especially well-attended and exuberant following the U.S. Supreme Court decisions restoring same-sex marriages to California and granting gay couples the federal benefits of marriage. (Credit: Charles Eckert)
Chuelta Devine fans herself on 36th Street before
Chuelta Devine fans herself on 36th Street before the start of the NYC Pride parade on Sunday in Manhattan. This year's Pride parade is expected to be especially well-attended and exuberant following the U.S. Supreme Court decisions restoring same-sex marriages to California and granting gay couples the federal benefits of marriage they were previously denied. (June 30, 2013) (Credit: Charles Eckert)
Edith Windsor before NYC Pride parade on Fifth
Edith Windsor before NYC Pride parade on Fifth Ave in Manhattan. (June 30, 2013) (Credit: Anthony Lanzilote)
This is the first NYC Pride parade for
This is the first NYC Pride parade for this group from Manalapan, N.J. (Credit: Amanda Cedrone)
Vendors are out in full force, selling rainbow-colored
Vendors are out in full force, selling rainbow-colored flags and jewelry. (June 30, 2013) (Credit: Amanda Cedrone)