The lack of No. 7 service didn’t slow down the thousands of people who gathered along 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights on Sunday for the 21st Annual Queens Pride Parade and Festival.
Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community along with allies marched to music and celebrated their sexual identities and families.
There was also a moment of silence to honor those who had been killed as the result of hate crimes.
— Tess McRae
The City Council LGBT caucus leads the way as the parade’s grand marshals with other Council members.
The Queens Pride Committee’s banner with Old Glory and the pride flag side by side.
Marla Zabala, Joseph McFadden and Helen Mpundu engage in a “selfie” moment.
Lindsay McCormack and her 11-month-old daughter, Cora, keep a steady hand on a big pride banner.
Mayor de Blasio waves his pride flag while greeting parade-goers.
This flag sure shows Queens pride. You’d need a big flagpole to fly these colors high.
Horns blare and herald the happening of the festivities.