Thousands celebrate in Brooklyn’s annual LGBT pride festival

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Dave Bledsoe, FreeVerse Photography

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Thousands gathered in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood on Saturday to celebrate at the Brooklyn Pride Festival, and its annual parade, led this year by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, one of the event’s four grand marshals and the first NYC mayor to lead a pride parade.

Parade participants included Brooklyn Borough president Eric Adams, FDNY, Cheer New York, 5th Scouting, Dykes on Bikes and runners from the morning 5K run.

An estimated 50,000 LGBT people and their allies attended this year’s event.

Enjoy the photos from the very talented Dave Bledsoe of FreeVerse Photography.

Brooklyn PrideDave Bledsoe, FreeVerse Photography

Brooklyn Pride

New York Mayor Bill de BlasioDave Bledsoe, FreeVerse Photography

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio

Brooklyn Borough president Eric AdamsDave Bledsoe, FreeVerse Photography

Brooklyn Borough president Eric Adams

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