On Sunday, New York City, the birthplace of the Gay Liberation Movement, celebrated the first Gay Pride Parade after the Supreme Court's historic DOMA ruling. Here are 17 photos that demonstrate #LoveIsLove, and freedom is freedom (and you don't have to be gay to celebrate it).
Straight, gay, bi, Latino, black and white ... millennials flooded gay parades to celebrate a world a little freer. Faith in humanity restored.
This is the original flier for the first Gay Pride Parade in New York City in 1970!
In all fairness, corporations who've championed gay rights have contributed to the slow but steady march of equality. In this Instagram by Mashable, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg parades in San Francisco Pride.
A special shout out to all the religious communities that stand for love and equality, and those who epically troll the haters (twitpic via @Yaoifix).
Pop Art Grandfather Andy Warhol took this Gay Pride image in 1984.
San Francisco returns to the political roots of Gay Pride with this poster of WikiLeaks whistleblower Bradley Manning, who is gay and was initially considered for this year's in absentia Grand Marshall.
As tweeted by @rodmarphoto, equality flights high from Seattle's iconic Space Needle.
Gay Pride demonstrators get arrested in Russia, where Putin's government has increasingly cracked down on feminists and LGBT activists.
A proud gay veteran marches in Chicago. We've, indeed, come too far to give up who we are!
These dudes had some balls. Photo taken at the first Gay Pride Parade ever (in 1970), as tweeted by @digg.
Policemen try to catch anti-gay marriage demonstrators in France, where President Francois Hollande signed marriage equality into law amid a deeply polarized public opinion.
This picture, tweeted by Wikileaks, shows "America's Newest Gay Pride Marshall."
In this awesome cartoon by John Cole, Uncle Sam kisses DOMA dissenter Justice Antonin Scalia. Priceless.
Gay rights champion Lady Gaga caused controversy by changing the final verse of the national anthem. Love or hate?
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