Edie Windsor, the 84-year-old New Yorker whose lawsuit ended the Defense of Marriage Act's ban on marriage recognition, was celebrated at NYC Pride this weekend.
On Saturday, Edie's friends, family and supporters gathered to celebrate Wednesday's historic Supreme Court win.
She thanked the attendees — and all of the gay community — for giving her a community.
Then, on Sunday, the Pride parade went wild for Edie.
There were signs for Edie.
There were cheers.
There were signs about the fact that gay couples can now get green cards like straight couples.
There were high-fives.
There were banners.
Robbie Kaplan, Edie's lawyer, joined her at Sunday's parade.
Edie and Robbie were cheered on by some parade-goers.
Edie rode down down Fifth Avenue in the bright Sunday afternoon sun, before the brief rain showers hit.
The parade route was littered with supporters for Edie and her historic lawsuit.
Outside the Stonewall Inn, the reminder of the riots of 1969 were offset by the celebration of 2013.
Thea Spyer, Edie's wife who died in 2009, also was recognized by some parade-goers.
And Edie — who said the Supreme Court win felt "glorious" — took it all in, with a broad smile and gracious waves.
This woman is an Edie fan.
This weekend, it appeared, all New Yorkers were.
Chris Geidner is the legal editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC. In 2014, Geidner won the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association award for journalist of the year.
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