Wednesday, June 23, 2010

NYC Mayor Bloomberg's Pride Event at Gracie Mansion

I was honored to be invited to a special reception of prominent people in New York City's LGBT Community hosted by Mayor Michael Bloomberg at his home, Gracie Manion on June 23, 2010. On a beautiful summer day, the soiree took place in the lavish gardens complete with breathtaking river views! The Mayor mad a shocking announcement that he was "Bi" but the joke was that he was actually "Bi-Partisan" with him being the first Mayor elected (in his new term) without being on the Democratic or Republican ticket.

I work as a correspondent and producer on a television series, Under the Pink Carpet which is broadcast on NYC Life television, part of the Mayor's Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting.

I had a the great pleasure of meeting Liutenant Dan Choi, who challenged out nation's Ban on openly gay service members in the military. Other guests included City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Out City Council Members Dan Dromm and Jimmy Van Bramer, Jeff Lettiere of Out magazine, Matt Banks of HX magazine, Lovari, Jed Ryan, Mel Reyes, Dirk McCall and many others.