Pride: The Best Moments From Yesterday That Prove Love Always Wins

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Millions of rainbow-clad celebrants around the country marched across their cities on Sunday to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities.

This time last year, parade-goers were celebrating a major milestone with the nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage. This year, the celebrations had a somber undercurrent following the Pulse nightclub shooting that left 49 dead in Orlando.

But it didn't hinder the celebrationsโ€”if anything, it added much more meaning to them.

Here are some of our favorite highlights from the country's Pride parades:

NYPD sending its love to Orlando

A man showing his support for all the LGBTQ lives lost

in memory of the LGBTQ lives that were lost to hate crimes, and suicide ๐ŸŒˆ #parade
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San Francisco City Hall lit up in rainbow colors

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U.S. Rep Tammy Duckworth, who lost her legs in the Iraq war, rolling through the streets of Chicago with Pride

A memorial at the Stonewall Inn, which Mayor Bill de Blasio just designated a National Monument

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FDNY EMT Julianna Arroyo proposing to now-fiancรฉe FDNY EMT Erika Marrero

A view of love and acceptance from a float in Chicago

So much love and acceptance at #pridechicago @1035kissfm. The view from our float! Thanks to our hard working team for making sure we were there and LOUD! @djnurotic was there, of course!
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Hillary showing her support for the LGBTQ community

Transgender teen Jazz Jennings as the paradeโ€™s youngest-ever Grand Marshal

Jazz Jennings, Parade Grand Marshal #jazzjennings #iamjazz #nycpride #prideparade #pride #lgbt #greenwichvillage #thevillage #westvillage #nyc #manhattan #iheartny #instagram
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Buildings in Chicago lit up colorfully for Pride

#pride #chicago โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ
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A woman gleefully celebrating her first Gay Pride

My Lil' sis Dilone came out and celebrated her first Gay Pride! @_dilone ๐ŸŒˆ
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A teenager full of Pride is finally meeting a real-life drag queen

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