As always, the annual Pride march was a bold and creative affair with New Yorkers showing their rainbow colors in all sorts of imaginative ways.

Millions of people joined the fun with their message of choice – whether political, provocative or party. The unifying theme was one of LOVE and respect.

These are Downtown’s favorite photos from Instagram! #PrideNYC

1. Cinmah_reed

Photo courtesy of @cinmah_reed

2. Hubiemyer

Photo courtesy of @hubiemyer

3. Taradevilla

Photo courtesy of @taradevilla

4. Thewellmonttheater

Photo courtesy of @thewellmonttheater

5. Airhearttravel

Photo courtesy of @airhearttravel

6. Inspirationalmentalhealth

Photo courtesy of @inspirationalmentalhealth

7. Writer_dad

Photo courtesy of @writer_dad

8. Sherryfusco

Photo courtesy of @sherryfusco

9. Kennytheoca

Photo courtesy of @kennytheoca

As the march drew to a close, the city’s most famous monuments shone bright in Pride colors, in support and as a reminder of the incredible event.

10. Empirestatebldg

Photo courtesy of The Empire State Building

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