In a Pride parade that was celebratory as well as heartbreakingly reflective, NYC’s LGBTQIA community and its allies were out in huge numbers yesterday. With some 30K+ people marching and 1.6 million spectators, the march was apparently the biggest in the world. While there were plenty of playful, sparkly and skimpy outfits; rainbows aplenty; dancing and smiling faces; there were also solemn moments. The Gays Against Guns group performed die-ins throughout and carried a banner that said “Republican Hate Kills,” while other marchers (dressed in all-white and veils) carried photos and names of victims who died in the recent Orlando massacre. The balance between sorrow and jubilation perfectly outlined why we all need to continue to fight.