03/25/2013 10:16 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

NYC LGBT Pride 2013: Edie Windsor Joins Harry Belafonte And Earl Fowlkes As Grand Pride Marshal

The 83-year-old plaintiff in the case challenging the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) will lead the 2013 New York City LGBT Pride March as a grand marshal.

Edith "Edie" Windsor will serve as a grand marshal alongside singer Harry Belafonte and black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocate Earl Fowlkes in the 2013 march, Heritage of Pride officials confirmed in a statement to HuffPost Gay Voices.

Chris Frederick, Managing Director of NYC Pride, described the trio as "great waves in a sea of hope," pointing out " Edith's never-ending battle for marriage equality, Harry's unending fight for human rights, Earl’s focused leadership and selfless spirit."

Echoing those sentiments was Mike Dunlap, March Director for NYC Pride, who said, "This year's Grand Marshals have enriched the LGBT community through their dedication, accomplishments and commitment to the LGBT civil rights movement."

Last year, singer Cyndi Lauper served as a grand marshal, joining Kiehl's Since 1851 President Chris Salgardo and New York's first-ever same-sex married couple.



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