Pride Parade 2013 in NYC louder and prouder after Supreme Court rulings

Posted at 6:56 PM, Jun 30, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-30 20:16:47-04

The Pride Parade kicked off with the sun midday, but by late afternoon, the rain came.

But that did not dampen this crowd’s spirits.

“Even though it rained, we marched all the way from 42nd street,” said Cassie Edwards.

Cassie marched for Harlem United, a program that offers free HIV testing — just one of the many groups that proudly paraded down Fifth Avenue.

prideSome say this year’s Pride Parade is louder and prouder since the Supreme Court struck down DOMA, The Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as only between a man and woman.

But that’s no more and for these folks, that’s certainly something to celebrate.

So it’s no surprise Edie Windosr was one of the grand marshals for Sunday’s Pride Parade.

The 84-year-old New Yorker is the very person who won the Supreme Court case against the federal government.

Some say this day is about celebrating civil rights gained through the court just this week.

Others say it’s about embracing who you are.

“You can come out, be who you are and no one is going to judge you,” Tondalayah Robinson said.