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This "Blue's Clues" Virtual Pride Parade Might Be The Best Thing Nickelodeon's Ever Made

Add "Families Go Marching" to the list of gay anthems.

June 1 marks the beginning of Pride Month, but one Pride parade got a head start on their celebration of the LGBTQ+ community. I'm referring, of course, to the unbelievably adorable, help-I-can't-stop-ugly-crying-but-in-a-good-way Blue's Clue's Pride Parade.

Everyone from the parade
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It premiered on May 28th on the Blue's Clues & You channel, which could be your new one-stop-shop for both cartoon dogs and queer revelry. 

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11 contestant Nina West hosts the three and a half–minute animated video, which is a sing-along to the tune of "The Ants Go Marching," which is about families marching in a Pride parade.

Nina West, both real and in cartoon form
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It's genuinely catchy and should probably be taught in schools alongside the national anthem and that song about how it's a grand old flag, a high-flying flag. (You know the one.) 

Each parade float features a different kind of family from the LGBTQ+ community, and it's impressively inclusive. You'll see families with two mommies and daddies...

Parade floats of families with gay parents
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...and non-binary and trans members...

Non-binary and trans cartoon families
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..and asexual, bisexual, and pansexual people, kings and queens, and the loved ones queer people find and choose for themselves.

Cartoons of ace, bi, and pan people, kings and queens, and chosen families
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This is all so touching that I hardly noticed that these parade floats are trying to teach me to count to 10.

Allies get in on the fun too.

Cartoon allies on a Pride float
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No matter the featured identity, each verse ends on a variation of the same theme: loving each other proudly, then marching in the big parade.

"All families are made differently, they love each other so proudly"
Nickelodeon / Via youtube.com

Did I shed a tear while watching this celebration of all different types of queer love, which both brings me joy and may make a young person's journey to being themselves a little bit easier? I'll never tell.

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OK, fine, I totally cried. I'm not made of stone!

I didn't expect Nick Jr. to kick off my Pride Month, but when a cartoon drag queen leads me on a three-minute journey through the magic of embracing the queer family in all of its multifaceted glory, who am I to say no?

Nina West in the parade saying "let's celebrate!"
Nickelodeon / Via youtube.com

You can watch the full Pride parade here, but be warned: It will probably make you cry happy tears.

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Happy Pride!