Gay pride celebrations take place in New York and San Francisco (19 images)

Hundreds of thousands of people participated in gay pride parades in New York and San Francisco on June 25.
Updated: June 25, 2017 at 10:38 PM
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A group of people from Apple march up Market Street in San Francisco. Photo by Terry Schmitt/UPI
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Many participants in the San Francisco parade carried politically-themed signs. Photo by Terry Schmitt/UPI
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The 1.3-mile parade route took marchers between the Embarcadero and Civic Center. Photo by Terry Schmitt/UPI
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U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Spier, D-Calif., participates in the San Francisco parade. Photo by Terry Schmitt/UPI
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"This is not just fun, it’s a commemoration of the day gay people fought back," said San Francisco parade participant Joseph Amster, who is often seen giving tours around the city dressed as the famed San Francisco crackpot Emperor Norton. "If we all forget that, we will be oppressed again." Photo by Terry Schmitt/UPI
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California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom attends the San Francisco parade. Photo by Terry Schmitt/UPI
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San Francisco Mayor Edmund Lee waves a flag. Photo by Terry Schmitt/UPI
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