Monday, June 20, 2011
Mayor's Pride at Gracie Mansion
I was invited to make a special appearance at Mayor Bloomberg's annual LGBT Pride Reception held at Gracie Mansion on the Upper East Side of New York City. Unfortunately, the Mayor's mother passed away the evening before, but Deputy Mayor Patty Harris did a great job filling in for him. Village Voice Columnist Dan Savage received a special honor for his "It Gets Better" project where videos are made to give support to LGBT Youth who are suffering from bullying. The event was held in the gardens where a special tent was set up. It was wonderful running into old friends and movers and shakers of the LGBT Community of New York City.