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Pride parade NYC: Photos of the 2018 march through Manhattan

Revelers at the NYC Pride March -- the 49th annual -- on Sunday celebrated their individuality in defiance.

More than 48,000 marchers and about 100 colorful floats flowed down a new parade route, passing by the historic Stonewall Inn, while about 2 million spectators lined the streets.

This year's theme, "Defiantly Different," was meant to be an "unflinching stance" in response to the Trump administration's treatment of the LGBTQ+ community, organizers said.

Scroll down for scenes from the march.

Marchers of all colors parade down the street.
Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner

Marchers of all colors parade down the street.

One participant wings it in a unique costume.
Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner

One participant wings it in a unique costume.

Another shows up in a diaphanous outfit.
Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner

Another shows up in a diaphanous outfit.

Marchers walk under a rainbow of balloons on
Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner

Marchers walk under a rainbow of balloons on Fifth Avenue.

Billie Jean King, the grand marshal, rides down
Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner

Billie Jean King, the grand marshal, rides down in a car.

A younger marcher bears a message for everyone.
Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner

A younger marcher bears a message for everyone.

Another displays a wild, floral attire.
Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner

Another displays a wild, floral attire.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and his girlfriend Sandra
Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and his girlfriend Sandra Lee march to show their support.

The costumes and flags are a riot of
Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner

The costumes and flags are a riot of color.

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer greets spectators along the
Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer greets spectators along the parade route.

Some like it hot pink.
Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner

Some like it hot pink.

Many speak their minds -- in word and
Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner

Many speak their minds -- in word and color.

Children march in pride, too.
Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner

Children march in pride, too.

More participants celebrate in pink.
Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner

More participants celebrate in pink.

Spectators cheer in the West Village.
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Spectators cheer in the West Village.

Confetti is fired at the start of the
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Confetti is fired at the start of the march.

A beaming spectator on Christopher Street.
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

A beaming spectator on Christopher Street.

Friendly waves from an apartment on Christopher Street.
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Friendly waves from an apartment on Christopher Street.

Confetti showers at the start of the march.
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Confetti showers at the start of the march.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city's first
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Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city's first lady Chirlane McCray take part in the parade.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo marches.
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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo marches.

Guests attend the V8 Pride Fest #V8energy.
Photo Credit: Getty Images for V8+Energy / Astrid Stawiarz

Guests attend the V8 Pride Fest #V8energy.

A dog attends the V8 Pride Fest.
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A dog attends the V8 Pride Fest.

Rainbows everywhere, even in her hair.
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Rainbows everywhere, even in her hair.

Parade revelers are wrapped in color.
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Parade revelers are wrapped in color.

A marcher shows the proud look.
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A marcher shows the proud look.

This marcher makes a statement -- without a
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This marcher makes a statement -- without a sound.

The balloons say it all for this marcher.
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The balloons say it all for this marcher.

Another packs a punch with pink boxing gloves
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Another packs a punch with pink boxing gloves that sparkle.

Drag queens marched, too.
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Drag queens marched, too.

Some opted for masks.
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Some opted for masks.

A duo glide away on a Segway.
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A duo glide away on a Segway.

Colorful costumes dominated the celebration.
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Colorful costumes dominated the celebration.

New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson dances
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson dances during NYC Pride March.

Cynthia Nixon marches in the pride parade on
Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner

Cynthia Nixon marches in the pride parade on Fifth Avenue.

A shimmering green marcher passes by revelers.
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

A shimmering green marcher passes by revelers.

Spectators cheer on Christopher Street.
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Spectators cheer on Christopher Street.

Incredible costumes and floats, sometimes a mix of
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Incredible costumes and floats, sometimes a mix of both, roll down the parade route.

A marcher waves flags as they parade down
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

A marcher waves flags as they parade down the street.

A motorcyclist decked out in flags rides down
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kena Betancur

A motorcyclist decked out in flags rides down the street.

A Girl Scout honors a member of the
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A Girl Scout honors a member of the transgender community.

This motorcyclist brought out bears to celebrate the
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kena Betancur

This motorcyclist brought out bears to celebrate the day.

Revelers cheer on the marchers.
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kena Betancur

Revelers cheer on the marchers.

The 2018 NYC Pride March -- themed
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

The 2018 NYC Pride March -- themed "Defiantly Different" -- kicks off in Manhattan on Sunday, June 24, 2018.

A participant is ready for the start of
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

A participant is ready for the start of the 2018 NYC Pride March.

Motorcyclists prepare for the march.
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Motorcyclists prepare for the march.

This motorcyclist is keeping the theme in mind
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This motorcyclist is keeping the theme in mind with a "Resist" poster.

One reveler skates to the march.
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

One reveler skates to the march.

Motorcyclists take off.
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Motorcyclists take off.

Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

"Peace" and "love" are their messages at Pride March.

A police officer at the start of the
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

A police officer at the start of the parade prepares his motorcycle with a Pride flag in tact.

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