Beginning with the first Gay Pride march on November 2, 1969, in

Beginning with the first Gay Pride march on November 2, 1969, in New York City, Gay Pride parades have spread across the nation, as LGBT people and their allies take to the streets in celebration. We bring you a collection of pictures Gay Pride parades and Pride parties from across the country.Published on June 27, 2011

The 2011 Long Beach Pride Parade took place on May 22, 2011, kicking off at Cherry Ave. and Ocean Blvd. at Bixby Park in Southern California. Click here to see more photos from Long Beach Pride.

The 2011 Long Beach Pride Parade took place on May 22, 2011, kicking off at Cherry Ave. and Ocean Blvd. at Bixby Park in Southern California. Click here to see more photos from Long Beach Pride.

The 2011 Long Beach Pride Parade took place on May 22, 2011, kicking off at Cherry Ave. and Ocean Blvd. at Bixby Park in Southern California. Click here to see more photos from Long Beach Pride.

The 2011 Long Beach Pride Parade took place on May 22, 2011, kicking off at Cherry Ave. and Ocean Blvd. at Bixby Park in Southern California. Click here to see more photos from Long Beach Pride.

The Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade, held on April 16, had Bravo's Andy Cohen serve as its Grand Marshal.

The Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade, held on April 16, had Bravo’s Andy Cohen serve as its Grand Marshal.

Drag queen Elaine Lancaster rides along Ocean Drive in South Beach as part of the Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade.

Drag queen Elaine Lancaster rides along Ocean Drive in South Beach as part of the Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade.

Golden gods celebrating during the Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade.

Golden gods celebrating during the Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade.

Wild and crazy times at the the Pride Parade this year in downtownMinneapolis.

Wild and crazy times at the the Pride Parade this year in downtownMinneapolis.

Folks like to dress up for the annual Pride Festival, and this year wasno exception in Minneapolis.

Folks like to dress up for the annual Pride Festival, and this year wasno exception in Minneapolis.

Shout it from the rooftops in Minneapolis: We're here and we're queer!

Shout it from the rooftops in Minneapolis: We’re here and we’re queer!

Just days after the NY Senate voted to pass the Marriage Equality Act allowing same sex marriage, New York City's Gay Pride Parade took over the city in celebration.

Just days after the NY Senate voted to pass the Marriage Equality Act allowing same sex marriage, New York City’s Gay Pride Parade took over the city in celebration.

Just days after the NY Senate voted to pass the Marriage Equality Act allowing same sex marriage, New York City's Gay Pride Parade took over the city in celebration.

Just days after the NY Senate voted to pass the Marriage Equality Act allowing same sex marriage, New York City’s Gay Pride Parade took over the city in celebration.

Just days after the NY Senate voted to pass the Marriage Equality Act allowing same sex marriage, New York City's Gay Pride Parade took over the city in celebration.

Just days after the NY Senate voted to pass the Marriage Equality Act allowing same sex marriage, New York City’s Gay Pride Parade took over the city in celebration.

Thousands flocked to St. Louis to witness the annual PrideFest Parade on Sunday, June 26. For more photos, check out: 2011 St. Louis PrideFest Parade

Thousands flocked to St. Louis to witness the annual PrideFest Parade on Sunday, June 26. For more photos, check out: 2011 St. Louis PrideFest Parade

Thousands flocked to St. Louis to witness the annual PrideFest Parade on Sunday, June 26. For more photos, check out: 2011 St. Louis PrideFest Parade.

Thousands flocked to St. Louis to witness the annual PrideFest Parade on Sunday, June 26. For more photos, check out: 2011 St. Louis PrideFest Parade.

Thousands flocked to St. Louis to witness the annual PrideFest Parade on Sunday, June 26. For more photos, check out: 2011 St. Louis PrideFest Parade.

Thousands flocked to St. Louis to witness the annual PrideFest Parade on Sunday, June 26. For more photos, check out: 2011 St. Louis PrideFest Parade.

Beginning at the JFK Memorial, hundreds of people marched through downtown Dallas in the name of equality. From the Dallas Observer

Beginning at the JFK Memorial, hundreds of people marched through downtown Dallas in the name of equality. From the Dallas Observer

An estimated 150,000 people attended the Houston 2011 Pride parade, which concluded seven days of events with the theme Live, Love, Be.

An estimated 150,000 people attended the Houston 2011 Pride parade, which concluded seven days of events with the theme Live, Love, Be.

An estimated 150,000 people attended the Houston 2011 Pride parade, which concluded seven days of events with the theme Live, Love, Be.

An estimated 150,000 people attended the Houston 2011 Pride parade, which concluded seven days of events with the theme Live, Love, Be.

An estimated 150,000 people attended the Houston 2011 Pride parade, which concluded seven days of events with the theme Live, Love, Be.

An estimated 150,000 people attended the Houston 2011 Pride parade, which concluded seven days of events with the theme Live, Love, Be.

Every year Wilton Manor hosts the Stonewall Street Festival and Parade during National Gay Pride month. It serves as Greater Fort Lauderdale's largest single-day GLBT event and was full of music, food, drinks and sexy skin. See more pictures from  the Broward Palm Beach New Times.

Every year Wilton Manor hosts the Stonewall Street Festival and Parade during National Gay Pride month. It serves as Greater Fort Lauderdale’s largest single-day GLBT event and was full of music, food, drinks and sexy skin. See more pictures from the Broward Palm Beach New Times.

Every year Wilton Manor hosts the Stonewall Street Festival and Parade during National Gay Pride month. It serves as Greater Fort Lauderdale's largest single-day GLBT event and was full of music, food, drinks and sexy skin. See more pictures from  the Broward Palm Beach New Times.

Every year Wilton Manor hosts the Stonewall Street Festival and Parade during National Gay Pride month. It serves as Greater Fort Lauderdale’s largest single-day GLBT event and was full of music, food, drinks and sexy skin. See more pictures from the Broward Palm Beach New Times.

Every year Wilton Manor hosts the Stonewall Street Festival and Parade during National Gay Pride month. It serves as Greater Fort Lauderdale's largest single-day GLBT event and was full of music, food, drinks and sexy skin. See more pictures from  the Broward Palm Beach New Times.

Every year Wilton Manor hosts the Stonewall Street Festival and Parade during National Gay Pride month. It serves as Greater Fort Lauderdale’s largest single-day GLBT event and was full of music, food, drinks and sexy skin. See more pictures from the Broward Palm Beach New Times.

Attendees Denver PrideFest, from the PrideFest Coming Out Stories.

Attendees Denver PrideFest, from the PrideFest Coming Out Stories.

Attendees Denver PrideFest, from the PrideFest Coming Out Stories.

Attendees Denver PrideFest, from the PrideFest Coming Out Stories.

The  2011 Seattle Pride Parade took place June 26, 2011 starting at 4th Ave and Union in downtown Seattle.Click here to see more photos from Seattle pride.

The 2011 Seattle Pride Parade took place June 26, 2011 starting at 4th Ave and Union in downtown Seattle.Click here to see more photos from Seattle pride.

The  2011 Seattle Pride Parade took place June 26, 2011 starting at 4th Ave and Union in downtown Seattle.Click here to see more photos from Seattle pride.

The 2011 Seattle Pride Parade took place June 26, 2011 starting at 4th Ave and Union in downtown Seattle.Click here to see more photos from Seattle pride.

The  2011 Seattle Pride Parade took place June 26, 2011 starting at 4th Ave and Union in downtown Seattle.Click here to see more photos from Seattle pride.

The 2011 Seattle Pride Parade took place June 26, 2011 starting at 4th Ave and Union in downtown Seattle.Click here to see more photos from Seattle pride.

Thousands marched on the streets of West Hollywood on Sunday, June 12, for Los Angeles Pride Parade 2011.

Thousands marched on the streets of West Hollywood on Sunday, June 12, for Los Angeles Pride Parade 2011.

Thousands marched on the streets of West Hollywood on Sunday, June 12, for Los Angeles Pride Parade 2011.

Thousands marched on the streets of West Hollywood on Sunday, June 12, for Los Angeles Pride Parade 2011.