Millions took to the streets of Midtown and the East Village on Sunday for the NYC Pride March. The annual event capped off a weekend-long celebration of gay rights that took place across the city. Heritage of Pride, which organizes the event, said an average of 2 million usually turn out for the celebration. This year they predicted that number would increase by 10 to 15 percent because of the Supreme Court’s recent decision overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, as well as reinstating gay marriage in California.
Edie Windsor, the woman who brought the case to the Supreme Court, served as Grand Marshal of the parade. She rode along the route with Council Speaker Christine Quinn, whom she has endorsed for mayor.