21 Unbelievable Moments From the U.S. Women’s Soccer Victory Parade

NYC Pride Round 2, anyone?

Who run the world? The United States Women’s National Soccer Team, that’s who.

Fresh off the heels of their incredible World Cup victory, the USWNT—led in part by standout gay athletes Megan Rapinoe, Ali Krieger, and Ashlyn Harris, among others—took to the streets of New York City this Wednesday, July 10, to celebrate their win and champion their fight for gender parity in professional sports. The ladies international soccer champs were joined by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, and U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro.

Below, find 25 highlights from the ticker tape parade. And let’s get one thing straight: These athletes are total lesbian icons.

  1. Megan Rapinoe, Ali Krieger, and Alex Morgan hyping up the crowd

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  2. I just…

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  3. The aerial shot to end all aerial shots

  4. This sign *cries*

  5. The team!

  6. The Youths™️ joining the fun—and the fight for #EqualPay

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  7. The queens celebrating with some well-deserved bubbly

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  8. Gurl, same

  9. Someone knows how to make an entrance!

  10. Women’s March in the house!

  11. #Rapinoe2020?!

  12. *sips tea*

  13. Obama tweeting in support of “America’s best team”—while Trump remains an adversary

  14. Michelle chiming in, too!

  15. Bill de Blasio leading the “USA! Equal Pay!” chant

  16. Another sign we can’t stop thinking about

  17. Gov. Cuomo signing pay equity bills into law at the parade

  18. AOC with the hottest tea of all:

  19. The queen, saluting her people

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  20. Once more with feeling

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