CBE President/CEO to join Edie Windsor and Harry Belafonte as grand pride marshal for 2013 New York City LGBT Pride March

CBE President/CEO to join Edie Windsor and Harry Belafonte as grand pride marshal for 2013 New York City LGBT Pride March

Earl Fowlkes, CBE President/CEO will lead the 2013 New York City LGBT Pride March as a grand marshal. Earl will be joined by Edith “Edie” Windsor, the 83-year-old plaintiff in the case challenging the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and singer Harry Belafonte.

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.”

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