Monday, June 11, 2012

Manhattan Borough President GLBT Pride

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer held a beautiful reception to celebrate GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bi and Transgender) Pride Month on June 11th at the glamorous Onegin Restaurant in Greenwich Village to honor GLBT contributions to Manhattan and New York City.  One special honoree was dear friend Michael Musto of the Village Voice.  Borough President Stringer presented a grand Proclamation declaring June 11th to be "Michael Musto Appreciation Day."  Musto gave an appreciative speech with his own style of humor saying "This is the bar mitzvah I never got," adding "It was just Judy Garland's birthday, but who cares?  It's Michael Musto Appreciation Day!" Other honorees were Brice Peyre, NY Deputy Chief of Staff; Lynn Schulman, Victory Fund; and Earl Plante, social/economic justice activist. United States Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and New York City Council Member Rosie Mendez were present for support and celebration.