Saturday, June 8, 2013
Yo Brooklyn! LGBT Pride
Beautiful Brooklyn, the NYC borough that gave birth to Mae West, Barbara Streisand, Harvey Fierstein and Nathan's Hot Dogs, recently held its 17th annual LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Transgender) Pride Festival and Twilight Parade on June 8th and I was so thrilled and honored to be a part of it all. The event honored our beloved friend and supporter, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz as the Grand Marshal. Both the parade and Festival took place on Fifth Avenue in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Other elected officials also joined in on the celebration including NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn, NYC Council Members Danny Dromm and Letitia James, US Congress Member Anthony Weiner, NYC Comptroller Bill Thompson, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Senator Daniel Squardron and many others. I had a blast with dear friends Stephanie Accardo (Miss Brooklyn 2013), Tom Smith (Brooklyn LGBT Community Center), Pauline Park (NYAGRA), John Derrick-Mitchell (Cheer NY), Ron B ("Tina Turner" tribute artist), dancer Noriel Galiano, Mark Schulte, Fussy LoMein and many others.