Two weeks after the massacre at Pulse night club, Sunday’s Gay Pride Parade in New York was as much a celebration as a tribute to Orlando’s tragedy — some people dressed in all white, with faces of the 49 victims printed on signs hanging from their necks. Photographer Dina Litovsky captured the revelry all day on behalf of the Cut: There were rainbow unitards, confetti, and flags; tight red briefs and Donald Trump MAKE AMERICA GAY AGAIN tees; shirtless men and women; and raucous partying from rooftops and windows above.
Over 1.6 million people were expected to attend (a record number of paradegoers) along with a visibly increased police presence. Politicians dotted the crowd, including an unannounced appearance from Hillary Clinton, plus Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and Reverend Al Sharpton. The parade route stretched from midtown to Greenwich Village, past the Stonewall Inn — on Friday, President Obama made the historic gay bar the first national monument to LGBT rights.
Click ahead to see the most colorful looks from the parade.