Hillary Clinton, presumptive Democratic nominee for president, on Sunday marched the final few blocks of New York's annual gay pride parade through throngs of cheering supporters packed along iconic Christopher Street.
"Hillary! Hillary!" crowds chanted as she walked slowly to shake hands and pose for photos, flanked by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. An entourage of dozens, including other elected officials, campaign aides and Secret Service agents, surrounded her, and around them were dozens of reporters and photographers trying to get a glimpse of her teal suit and blonde hair.
Clinton exited her van at Seventh Avenue, half a block west of the Stonewall Inn, site of the 1969 uprising that sparked the modern LGBT rights movement. President Barack Obama this week declared the area a national monument.
At Bleecker Street Clinton stopped as an announcer declared that "the next president of the United States" had arrived. White confetti billowed through the air....
Sunday is the first anniversary of the Supreme Court's rulings in favor of same-sex marriage in United States v. Windsor and Obergefell v. Hodges. Edie Windsor, the lead plaintiff in one of the cases, endorsed Clinton on Sunday, saying "Hillary is the president who will fight to get us there. Because she knows what I know: Love trumps hate, the United States Constitution endures and justice will ultimately prevail."Here are some photos and videos from the parade:
WATCH: "Make some noise!" @HillaryClinton marches in New York City's Pride parade. https://t.co/pvO6X0hfIt #NYCPridehttps://t.co/jBokGyKqx1— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) June 26, 2016
Hillary Clinton waving along Christopher St. as she marches in #NYCPride along Mayor De Blasio & Gov Cuomo pic.twitter.com/aAgtXsWWkj— Liz Kreutz (@ABCLiz) June 26, 2016
Hillary Clinton's campaign staff walked at #NYCPride with signs saying "love trumps hate" #pride2016 pic.twitter.com/i3iC3V5tmR— Lingnan Ellen Chen (@ellen92c) June 26, 2016
We're with her. pic.twitter.com/LgbPO7CEJR— Dominic Lowell (@dominiclowell) June 26, 2016
And this isn't new for her, by the way...One year ago, love triumphed in our highest court. Yet LGBT Americans still face too many barriers. Let's keep marching until they don't. -H— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 26, 2016