Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Everynight's A Party (or Two)

This is the time when we celebrate Gay Pride and Gay culture.  On the last Sunday in June of 1969, Drag Queens and patrons of The Stonewall Inn, a Gay bar in Greenwich Village, New York City, stood up for their rights for the first time in history by rebelling against a Police raid.  Since then, every year at the end of June, we celebrate and honor their spirit and the contributions Gay people have made to the City and to the world.  On Tuesday, June 25th, I had the pleasure of being part of the Gay Pride gala of the Manhattan Borough President, Scott Stringer, held held a joint celebration with department store, Macy's at their flagship store (also the world's largest department store) at Herald Square in New York City.  Honors were bestowed to openly Gay New Anchor at MSNBC and NBC's Today Show Thomas Roberts, recent Tony-Award winning Broadway dance choreographer Jerry Mitchell, whose dance moves were performed in Kinky Boots, La Cage Auc Folles, Full Monty, Gypsy, Hairspray, Rocky Horror Show and more.  After the party at Macy's we headed up to XL nightclub on West 42nd Street to attend the Gay Pride celebration for Out magazine.  I had a huge blast with Village People Cowboy Randy Jones, NYC Council Member Robert Jackson, Erick Bottcher, Anu Singh, Anuj Singal, Hugh Hysell, producer Adam Weinstock, Gerald McCoullouch, photographers Jason Russo and Andrew Werner, and friends from reality TV Long Island Princesses, Mob Wives, Jerseylicious and more!