Jackson Heights welcomed revelers from far and wide Sunday for its annual Gay Pride Parade.
At top left, members of the Sirens Motorcycle Club dropped by for the ride. Next to them, both spectators and marchers were enjoying the day’s festivities. At top right, Patricia Dunlea, center, Richard Reynolds and Larry Lombardi pay tribute to Julio Rivera, a gay man who was killed in a hate crime in Jackson Heights in 1990. Dunlea is his cousin.
In the second row, the Mendez family, left, was in the gallery, and probably saw the Fogo Azul Brazilian All Women Drumline. Next to them, Joanne Norris shows her colors, while at far right marchers showed up in elegant gowns.
Every parade needs drums, and the Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps did not disappoint.
In the center of the row, drummer Kristen Rucki made the acquaintance of Aliyah Jones, though Connie Vien and Gladys Berrocal have been a couple for 41 years. At far right, some of the marchers’ attire was somewhat less reserved.
At right, Queens Library President Dennis Walcott, left, was greeted by Councilman Danny Dromm, Elizabeth van Bramer and her son, Councilman Jimmy van Bramer. At far right, Symoan Greillis and her spouse, Hil Greillis, enjoy the parade from the sidelines.