New York City Pride Grand Marshal Edith Windsor rode in triumph today as about a million people screamed her name. When Windsor’s car turned onto Christopher Street, the thunderous chants of “EDIE! EDIE! EDIE” echoed down the very blocks where our movement started 44 years ago this week. I was completely verklempt as were many, many joyous people behind the barricades.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, Governor Andrew Cuomo, and all of the major Democratic mayoral candidates marched today. Also marching was openly gay Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell, openly gay City Council candidate Corey Johnson, and Rep. Carolyn Maloney. Many more photos are here. You’ll love a LOT of today’s celebratory signs!