The passage of the marriage equality bill on Friday night couldn't have been timed any better, since it kicked off what was a celebratory Gay Pride weekend in New York City. Rather than a protest or political action, this year's parade down Fifth Avenue and across Greenwich Village was all about celebration. Who cares if the people in Middle America are scared by our drag queens, leather daddies, and dykes on bikes, this year was for us—and what a time it was!

Naturally the unofficial theme of this year's parade was "gay marriage" with plenty of people decked out in wedding dresses, tuxes, and even one drag queen wearing Princess Beatrice's crazy hat from the Royal Wedding. If there's one thing gay people know, it's how to throw a theme party.

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Yeah, the rainbow flag is a little corny, but it is incredibly effective.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo takes his victory lap for passing the gay marriage bill and his girlfriend Sandra Lee looks like she just had a bit of a tasty treat. Watch for the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck on Semi-Homemade any day now.

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We're not sure what is up with this gay Pilgrim look, but this is a nice view of something Plymouth Rock-hard.

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Gym queens always gotta show off.

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This is Marcelo Lopez, aged 3, officially the youngest gay person in New York.

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Somewhere under the rainbow...

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Dad, stop. You're embarrassing me.

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Is it just me or did Toy Story 3D look exactly like this drag queen?

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Nope, there are never hot, shirtless boys dancing in the Gay Pride parade. Nope. Never.

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You have to dress up just to come watch this parade.

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Shouting "Get a room": It's not just for straight people anymore.

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Nothing channels the spirit of '70s Gay Pride (or the ghosts of bottoms past) like tube socks and short shorts.

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Less(bian) is more.

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This looks like the poster of the next Katherine Heigl movie.

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Being gay is very hard work.

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