Several hundred drag queens and kings kicked off NYC Pride Weekend with a wild and fabulous march across downtown from Tompkins Square Park to the Stonewall Inn.
It's a long time since June 28, 1970 – the first anniversary of the Stonewall riots known as Christopher Street Liberation Day; also known as the first Gay Pride celebration in U.S history. That day the parade began on New York City's Christopher Street and ended in Central Park.
Since then, marches and parades have happened throughout the Pride month (June), in towns and cities all across America. The Daily Beast brings you some images from this year's events in NYC and beyond.