Monday, June 10, 2013

New York City Council LGBT Pride

We were all honored and proud to among the guests at the New York City Council's Celebration of LGBT Pride at The Great Hall at Cooper Union in New York City on June 10th.  Out City Council Members, Speaker Christine Quinn, Danny Dromm, Rosie Mendez and Jimmy Van Bramer were perfect hosts along with other Council Members including Gale Brewer, Mark Weprin and Letitia James. Harvey Fierstein was there celebrating, even though he had an exciting evening the night before, winning his fifth Tony award on Broadway!  Honorees included Hudson Taylor, founder of Athlete Ally, a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging athletes, coaches, parents, fans and other members of the Sports Community to respect all individuals involved in sports, regardless of sexual orientation.  He's also a Columbia University Wrestling Coach and on the Sports Project Advisory Board of GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian Straight Education Network.)  Honors were also bestowed to former City Council Member and New York State Senator Tom Duane, the first openly-Gay and openly HIV+ member of both the Council and the Senate.