Portraits from the 2018 Pride Parade, gay couple in the crowd watching the parade.
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
The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years, its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those we have lost to illness, violence and neglect.
NOTE: To prepare for historic attendance and participation expected for WorldPride and the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in 2019, NYC Pride will be changing the route for the NYC Pride March in 2018.