NEW YORK (CBSMiami/AP) — Hillary Clinton joined state and city elected officials Sunday in a march to celebrate gay pride in New York City.
The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee was accompanied by fellow Democrats Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Rev. Al Sharpton as she walked along a part of the parade route.
Thousands stood behind barricades as the parade made its way down Fifth Avenue and into Greenwich Village.
The executive director of Orlando’s LGBT Center said the support he felt in New York City’s pride parade was “a little overwhelming.”
Terry DeCarlo was among the thousands marching down Fifth Avenue in the annual parade. He said he wishes the 49 people who died in the Orlando gay nightclub shooting earlier this month were marching today with everyone.
But, he said, “just feeling the love from New York means a lot to us.”
The parade started off with a moment of silence for the victims of the massacre at Pulse. Pulse owner Barbara Poma rode atop a Stonewall Inn float wearing a rainbow print dress and bow tie, leading the parade.
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