Image: People march down 5th Avenue during the 2019 World Pride NYC and Stonewall 50th LGBTQ Pride Parade in New York

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New York marks 50 years since Stonewall with Pride Marches

Thousands took to the streets of New York City to celebrate the LGBTQ community and the historical uprising at the Stonewall Inn that sparked a movement.

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Image: Activists march in the Queer Liberation March on 2019 World Pride NYC and Stonewall 50th LGBTQ Pride day in New York

Activists participate in the Queer Liberation March in Greenwich Village in New York on June 30.

Hosted by the Reclaim Pride Coalition, the Queer Liberation March is a pointed alternative to the city's official parade and doesn’t include corporate floats, police, barricades, or tickets for entry.

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Image: The Queer Liberation March in Greenwich Village on June 30.

The Queer Liberation March in Greenwich Village.

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Image: An activist shouts at the Queer Liberation March on June 30.

An activist shouts at the Queer Liberation March.

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Image: People march down 5th Avenue during the 2019 World Pride NYC and Stonewall 50th LGBTQ Pride Parade in New York

People march down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan during New York’s Pride March, the official demonstration held by the city, on June 30.

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Image: A woman smiles on 2019 World Pride NYC and Stonewall 50th LGBTQ Pride day in New York

A reveler smiles during New York's Pride March.

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Image: A couple shares a kiss while marching in New York's Pride March on June 30.

A couple shares a kiss while marching in New York's Pride March.

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Image: New York Mayor Bill de Blasio waves in front of the Stonewall Inn during New York's Pride celebrations on June 30.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio waves in front of the Stonewall Inn during New York’s Pride celebrations.

The city commemorates the 50th anniversary of the historical uprising at the inn, which sparked a movement demanding liberation for all LGBTQ people.

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Image: Donatella Versace waves during the New York Pride Parade on June 30.

Fashion designer Donatella Versace waves during the New York Pride March.

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Image: Activists march in the Queer Liberation March on 2019 World Pride NYC and Stonewall 50th LGBTQ Pride day in New York

Activists participate in the Queer Liberation March in Greenwich Village.

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Image: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo joins the Pride March in Manhattan on June 30.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo joins the Pride March in Manhattan.

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Image: Revelers dance during New York's Pride March on June 30.

Revelers dance during New York's Pride March.

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Image: Participants in the New York Pride March on June 30, 2019.

Participants celebrate in the New York Pride March. 

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Image: Thousands took to the streets of New York City during the Pride March on June 30.

Thousands took to the streets of New York City during the Pride March.

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Image: A couple shares a kiss during the New York's Pride March on June 30.

A couple shares a kiss during the New York's Pride March.

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Image: People on stilts during New York's Pride March on June 30.

People on stilts during New York's Pride March.

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Image: Participants rev up the celebrations during New York's Pride March on June 30, 2019.

Participants rev up the celebrations during New York's Pride March.

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Image: Confetti falls as people watch the New York Pride March on June 30.

Confetti falls as people watch the New York Pride March.

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