More than two million people showed up to watch and cheer on the 2013 Pride Parade that stretched for more than two miles through Manhattan. They left behind a little something. A lot of little somethings. As you can see, these NYPD barricades have been festooned with stickers from LGBT rights groups, support organizations and gay rights-friendly political candidates.
We’re assuming that the police doesn’t have time to scrape all these rainbows and acronyms off their barriers before repositioning them in front of Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks spectators in Hell’s Kitchen. Thanks, NYPD barricades, for passing along messages of tolerance and diversity to New Yorkers who love America and/or pyrotechnics. (Photos: Bucky Turco/ANIMALNewYork)