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Photos: Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi among those celebrating NYC Pride

Naith Payton June 28, 2015

New York City Pride took place today with some very distinguished guests.

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Veteran British actors Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Derek Jacobi were among those celebrating – and both had the roles of Grand Marshal.

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They were in town to promote their sitcom Vicious, in which they play an older gay couple.

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A video surfaced shortly after the Supreme Court judgement of Sir Derek proposing to Sir Ian – although perhaps not entirely seriously.

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New York is the home of the Stonewall Inn – the iconic bar the saw the Stonewall Riots in 1967 kick off the LGBT rights movement. It was recently granted landmark status.

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Photos: @IanMckellen, @PBS, @NYCPride,

More: Derek Jacobi, ian mckellan, New York, New York City, Pride, US

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