Saturday, June 30, 2007

Yo, Brooklyn!!

On Thursday, June 7, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz held a huge celebration gala commemorating LGBT Pride right in the Grand Rotunda of Brooklyn Borough Hall. I provided entertainment by impersonating Brooklyn gal Mae West and Howie V impersonated Cher. For once Marty wasn’t the biggest personality in the room! I sang “I’m Just a Little Girl from Brooklyn” changing Little Rock to Brooklyn - the classic hit from “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” during the ceremony. I entertained again during the dinner reception. Other entertainers included vocalist Jeannie Sol and R&B Singer Michael Ashanti.

“When I say Brooklyn is ‘proud home to everyone from everywhere,’ I always emphasize the word ‘proud,’” said Markowitz. “And I
will say it loud: Brooklyn is proud of its Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender population, and we are all truly the richer for it.”

The following were recognized for their passion and work for visibility, community service, and equality in Brooklyn and the world at large: Gary Parker, co-chair of Lambda Independent Democrats; Susan Summer, Esq., senior counsel of Lambda Legal; and the Rainbow Heights Club. Attending were Marc Levine - President, Gay Straight Alliance of NY State Courts, Mickey Heller, Esq., Bob Zuckerman of Lambda Independent Democrats, Brad Snyder -LGBT Law Association of Greater NY, Jerry Allred - Brough President’s Liason to the LGBT Community and others.

Photos: Howie V as "Cher" Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowits, and Clover Honey as Brooklyn Gal Mae West; Clover Honey posing at Brooklyn Brough Hall