Hillary Clinton, the presumptive
Democratic presidential nominee, was among the thousands who
participated in Sunday's New York City Pride Parade.
Clinton marched with New York City
Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Rev. Al
Sharpton. Her appearance was unannounced.
The parade began with a moment of
silence for the 49 people who died earlier this month in a mass
shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Forty-nine people also
marched in the parade dressed in white holding images of those lost
in the massacre.
Sunday also was the one year
anniversary of the Supreme Court finding that gay and lesbian couples
have a constitutional right to marry.
“One year ago, love triumphed in our
highest court,” Clinton tweeted. “Yet LGBT Americans still face
too many barriers. Let's keep marching until they don't. -H.”
She added in a statement on her
website: “As we celebrate Pride – the hard-fought progress that
generations of activists and advocates have made possible – we have
to keep moving forward. We can't stop fighting until all Americans
can live their lives free of prejudice and hate.”