Thousands of New Yorkers gathered for the annual gay pride march making their way down Fifth Avenue towards the West Village to celebrate the gay community and the one-year anniversary marking the passage of same-sex marriage in New York.

2012's cavalcade was led by Grand Marshalls Cyndi Lauper, Chris Salgardo, Phyllis Siegel, and Connie Kopelov.

Governor Cuomo and girlfriend Sandra Lee were also at hand for the festivities.

For photos of the march on Sunday, see below:

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  • Men in underwear wearing wings march in the Gay Pride Parade in New York, Sunday, June 24, 2012. The parade was held one year to the day of same-sex marriage being legalized in New York state. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

  • Cyndi Lauper

    Grand Marshall Cyndi Lauper participates in the Gay Pride Parade in New York, Sunday, June 24, 2012. The parade was held one year to the day of same-sex marriage being legalized in New York state. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

  • Participants in the Gay Pride Parade move down Fifth Ave in New York, Sunday, June 24, 2012. The parade was held one year to the day of same-sex marriage being legalized in New York state. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

  • Andrew Cuomo, Sandra Lee

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and his girlfriend Sandra Lee wave while marching in the Gay Pride Parade in New York, Sunday, June 24, 2012. The parade was held one year to the day of same-sex marriage being legalized in New York state. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

  • Women kisses Lindsey Knuth during the Gay Pride Parde in New York, Sunday, June 24, 2012. The parade was held one year to the day of same-sex marriage being legalized in New York state. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

  • Volunteers hold onto a string of balloons before the start of the Gay Pride Parade in New York, Sunday, June 24, 2012. Throngs of spectators crowded along the sidewalks on Fifth Avenue, waving rainbow-colored flags as participants including Cyndi Lauper as grand marshal, went by. The parade was held one year to the day of same-sex marriage being legalized in New York state (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

  • Actor George Takei rides down 5th Avenue

    Actor George Takei rides down 5th Avenue during the 2012 New York City's Gay Pride in New York June 24, 2012. The 43rd-annual parade with more than 500,000 people is part of gay pride week. AFP PHOTO TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Gay Pride March Held In New York City

    NEW YORK - JUNE 24: A large rainbow flag makes it's way down Christopher Street during the New York City Gay Pride March on June 24, 2012 in New York City. The annual civil rights demonstration commemorates the Stonewall riots of 1969, which erupted after a police raid on a gay bar, the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

  • Akin Alleyne, left, gets some extra glitter from Victoria Murphy before the start of the Gay Pride Parade in New York, Sunday, June 24, 2012. The parade was held one year to the day of same-sex marriage being legalized in New York state. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

  • Participants in the Gay Pride Parade dance on a float in New York, Sunday, June 24, 2012. The parade was held one year to the day of same-sex marriage being legalized in New York state. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

  • People marching with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo hold signs celebrating the one-year anniversary of marriage equity during the annual Gay Pride Parade in New York, Sunday, June 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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