Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton surprised NYC Pride Parade goers today as she became the first presumptive presidential candidate of a major party to walk in an LGBT Pride Parade.
She was joined by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Rev. Al Sharpton and Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Estimates put attendance of this year's NYC LGBT Pride events at around 2 million.
By the way - don't come at me with the "she used to be against gay marriage" BS. It took me years to deal with the fact that I was gay. Hillary evolved and she's there now, loud and proud. She mentions LGBT rights in every speech or appearance she makes. I believe her, and #ImWithHer.
Presumptive Republican candidate and New Yorker Donald "Better for the Gays" Trump was not in attendance.
From the Washington Blade:
Clinton joined attendees near the landmark Stonewall Inn, where in 1969 riots began that were considered the start of the modern LGBT rights movement. President Obama named a national monument in New York City on Friday in honor of the riots.
It’s not the first time Clinton has participated in a Pride event. In 2000, Clinton marched in the New York City Pride parade during her campaign for a U.S. Senate seat in New York, marking the first-time ever a first lady participated in a Pride celebration.
H I L L A R Y ! ! ! pic.twitter.com/cFtoEP7klf— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) June 26, 2016
'It's Hillary!' People are elated that @HillaryClinton is at #NYCPride #NYCPrideParade pic.twitter.com/lbfvuk1Ry4— William Mathis (@MathisWilliam) June 26, 2016