Slideshow: The Gay Pride Parade

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Senator Chuck Schumer, Mayor Bloomberg, Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and Governor David Paterson all joined the thousands of marchers in Sunday's gay pride parade in Manhattan. The annual march also marked the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which are credited with starting in earnest the gay activism movement in America, and, to a certain extent, worldwide. Intel Editor Chris walked the parade route for the first time ever, with the Empire State Pride Agenda, and it's fair to say that while he may not be more gay than he was at the beginning of the day, he is at least better versed in the lyrics of the late Cher canon, and the Glee version of "Don't Stop Believing," which is basically the same thing. Herein are some of the best images that were shot on Sunday.

Related: Read Mark Harris's account of the gay generational divide 40 years after the birth of LGBT activism.