Saturday, June 30, 2007

Democratic Party Pride

On May 31st, I attended the Pride Celebration at via restaurant for the Stonewall Democrats. The mission of Stonewall Democrats is to advocate for legislation that guarantees equality and fairness for the LGBT community in New York City, and to support openly LGBT and gay-friendly candidates for greater representation in the political process. There was a Cocktail Party-Reception, with a top-shelf open bar, plenty of food and a few short speeches. The Honorees included US Congress Member Yvette Clark, Out NY Assembly Member Deborah Glick, Commissioner Pete Grannis, and past SDNY President Dirk McCall. Also attending the event were Senator Marty Connor, Senator Liz Kruger, Assembly Member Danny O'Donnell, NYC Comptroller Bill Thompson, Assembly Member Dick Gottfried, Out NYC Council Member Rosie Mendez, City Council Member Gail Brewer, Speaker of the City Council Christine Quinn, Civil Rights Attorney Yetta Kurland, Judaical Delegate Melissa Sklarz, SDNY President Matt Carlin, Caprice Bellefleur and many others.

photos: Out Assembly Members Deborah Glick and Danny O'Donnellwit Clover Honey; NYC Comptroller Bill Thompson: Congress Member Yvette Clark; Patrick and Sean.