Edie Windsor – Grand Marshal
Edie has been a strong advocate for the rights of the GLBT community through her inspirational fight and United States Supreme Court victory which ended the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). In a recent Newsday interview, she stated that she is “thrilled and honored to be the Grand Marshal of the Long Island Pride Parade – especially so to be marching with Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth (LIGALY) and the entire Long Island community.”
Aunt Barbara – PrideFest Host
When she is not thrilling audiences on stage and screen, Aunt Barbara can be seen shopping at her local Waldbaums and Pathmark. She enjoys picking through leftovers at yard sales, playing Bingo and frolicking at her local community pool. At home, Aunt Barbara enjoys vacuuming, dusting, preparing large cuts of beef and politely asking children to get off her lawn.
This domestic Goddess also happens to be the top-selling Tupperware sales person in North America. Her story has been covered in New York Magazine, Newsweek, Huffington Post, Yahoo, The National Enquirer, Newsday and the LA Times. She has been featured on MSNBC, NBC New York, ABC New York, Good Morning America, ABC World News Now, Inside Edition, Talk Soup, Anderson Live.com, News 12 Long Island and Daily Shot with Ali Wentworth. You can learn more about Aunt Barbara at her website: YourAuntBarbara.com.