New York City has been proud for quite some time.

NYC Pride March, the world's largest LGBT pride celebration, kicked off in 1970 as the Christopher Street Liberation Day march. The annual march commemorates the Stonewall riots of 1969, which happened at the now-iconic Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village.

The Pride March has been going strong now for 46 years. Scroll down to see photos from past marches, dating back to the 1980s.

1985

A general view of the NYC Pride March
A general view of the NYC Pride March on Fifth Avenue is pictured on June 30, 1985. (Credit: Newsday / Daniel Goodrich)

1986

Spectators watch the NYC Pride March on June
Spectators watch the NYC Pride March on June 29, 1986, from outside of the New York Public Library. (Credit: Newsday / Ken Sawchuk)

1986

Marchers pass anti-gay protesters near St. Patrick's Cathedral
Marchers pass anti-gay protesters near St. Patrick's Cathedral during the NYC Pride March on June 29, 1986. (Credit: Newsday / Tom Kitts)

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1986

On June 29, 1986, marchers in the NYC
On June 29, 1986, marchers in the NYC Pride March exchange words with two Lyndon LaRouche supporters who were insulting parade participants. Lyndon LaRouche had called for the registration and quarantining of those suffering from or carrying the AIDS virus. LaRouche had gained enough signatures in California to force a vote in the state's November election. (Credit: Newsday / Tom Kitts)

1987

Marchers make their way down Fifth Avenue on
Marchers make their way down Fifth Avenue on June 28, 1987, for the annual NYC Pride March. (Credit: Newsday / Richard Lee)

1987

An overview of the crowd at the rally
An overview of the crowd at the rally on Christopher and West streets at the end of the NYC Pride March on June 28, 1987. (Credit: Newsday / Ray Stubblebine)

1988

NYC Pride marchers head down Fifth Avenue on
NYC Pride marchers head down Fifth Avenue on June 26, 1988. (Credit: Newsday / Jeffrey Salter)

1989

Gay rights activists representing the Lesbian and Gay
Gay rights activists representing the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center dance down Fifth Avenue on June 25, 1989. (Credit: Newsday / Todd Endorf)

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1989

Squire Bergen marches in the NYC Pride March
Squire Bergen marches in the NYC Pride March with a bottle of AZT, the medication he takes to survive, taped to his overalls. Mayor Ed Koch is seen in the background. About 1,000 gay men, lesbians and their supporters re-enacted one of the first gay rights marches in New York City on June 25, 1989. The group marched more than 60 blocks through Manhattan to protest the government's AIDS policy and violence against homosexuals. (Credit: Newsday / Jeffrey A. Salter)

1990

Members of the group ACT UP, or AIDS
Members of the group ACT UP, or AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, lie in the middle of Fifth Avenue during the NYC Pride March on June 24, 1990. (Credit: Newsday / Nanine Hartzenbusch)

1990

Mayor David Dinkins walks in the NYC Pride
Mayor David Dinkins walks in the NYC Pride March on June 24, 1990. (Credit: Newsday / Jim Cummins)

1991

Members of the Gay Asians Group perform for
Members of the Gay Asians Group perform for spectators at the NYC Pride March on June 30, 1991. (Credit: Newsday / Jeffery A. Salter)

1993

Members of the Gay Veterans Association carry a
Members of the Gay Veterans Association carry a large American flag down Fifth Avenue during the NYC Pride March on June 27, 1993. (Credit: Newsday / Gigi Cohen)

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1999

Lesbian members of the Sirens Women's Motorcycle Club
Lesbian members of the Sirens Women's Motorcycle Club prepare to lead off the NYC Pride March on New York's Fifth Avenue on June 27, 1999. This is also the 30th anniversary of the Stonewall Riot, marking the beginning of the gay political movement. (Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Stan Honda)

2000

Two men dance on a float along Fifth
Two men dance on a float along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan during the annual NYC Pride March in New York City on June 25, 2000. (Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Doug Kanter)

2001

A group of motorcyclists commence the 31st annual
A group of motorcyclists commence the 31st annual NYC Pride March on June 24, 2001. (Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt)

2002

New York City police officer Miguel Montalvo marches
New York City police officer Miguel Montalvo marches in the annual NYC Pride March on June 30, 2002, in New York City. (Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt)

2004

Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) waves to the
Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) waves to the crowd as he walks with John Kerry supporters during the NYC Pride March on June 27, 2004, in New York City. (Credit: Getty Images / Stephen Chernin)

2005

Men in drag wearing sashes walk down Christopher
Men in drag wearing sashes walk down Christopher Street during the NYC Pride March on June 26, 2005, in New York City. (Credit: Getty Images / Stephen Chernin)

2006

Sen. Chuck Schumer is seen during the 2006
Sen. Chuck Schumer is seen during the 2006 NYC Pride March along Fifth Avenue on June 25, 2006, in New York City. (Credit: Getty Images / Michael Brown)

2007

Participants wear
Participants wear "attention needed" T-shirts and march in the NYC Pride March on June 24, 2007, in New York City. (Credit: Getty Images / Michael Nagle)

2009

A couple on their motorcycle make a statement
A couple on their motorcycle make a statement about the contentious issue of gay marriage while participating in the annual NYC Pride March on June 28, 2009, in New York City. The 2009 march commemorated the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which erupted after a police raid on the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street in 1969. (Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt)

2011

Revelers kiss following the NYC Pride March on
Revelers kiss following the NYC Pride March on June 26, 2011, in New York City. The parade took on extra significance following the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York, often regarded as the birthplace of the gay rights movement. (Credit: Getty Images / Mario Tama)

2012

Revelers kiss in front of the Stonewall Inn
Revelers kiss in front of the Stonewall Inn during the NYC Pride March on June 24, 2012 in New York City. (Credit: Getty Images / Michael Nagle)

2014

Grand Marshal Laverne Cox, left, and Delores Nettles,
Grand Marshal Laverne Cox, left, and Delores Nettles, mother of slain transgender woman Islan Nettles, attend the 2014 NYC Pride March on June 29, 2014, in New York City. (Credit: Getty Images / Eric Thayer)

2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio marches in the NYC
Mayor Bill de Blasio marches in the NYC Pride March on June 28, 2015, in New York City. The parade ran two days after the Supreme Court's landmark decision guaranteeing nationwide gay marriage rights. (Credit: Getty Images / Yana Paskova)