Saturday, June 14, 2014

Brooklyn LGBTQ Pride Festival and Twilight Parade

I was thrilled and honored to be a performer and the MC/Hostess of the talent Main-Stage of the 18th annual Brooklyn LGBTQ Pride Festival and twilight Parade. This took place on June 14th on Fifth Avenue in Park Slope Brooklyn, New York.  I had the best of times with all the amazing performers including comedian/actress Alison Arngrim - nasty Nellie of the classic TV series "Little House on the Prairie", indie bands Stevie and the Lion, Shirley House, The Paisley Fields, Haus of Sweat, Xelle, Cary Nokey, singer/songwriters Aaron Paul, Josh Zuckerman, Anthony Dixon, Goldie Peacock, Dez Guiterrez and Divas Cyndi Woods and Lady Jasmin

In the early evening, the twilight Pride Parade took place and I was thrilled to be driven down the Avenue in a sleek, 1968 Buick Skylark classic convertible!  Leading the Parade was NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, NYC Public Advocate Letitia James, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, NYC Council Members Carlos Manchaca (the first openly Gay legislator elected in Brooklyn), Rosie Mendez, Danny Dromm and many others.  Cheerleaders, Motorcycle Clubs, marching bands, floats, fire-engines, balloons along with service organizations and local business marched in support of the Community and to celebrate the Gay culture that thrives on the East side of the Brooklyn Bridge.  Special thanks to board members Tyler Alyxander, Mickey Heller, Jerry Allred and many, many others whose hard work and dedication made this day possible.