Sunday, June 28, 2015

LGBT Pride in Historic Times

It was a thrill beyond words to be part of a historic and emotional celebration of human rights.  Lots of Rainbows and hundreds of thousands of people packed Manhattan's streets for the annual LGBT Pride Parade.  It's always a good time, but this year was especially high-powered and eminent since it was two days after the Supreme Court's landmark ruling legalizing marriage for Gay and Lesbian couples across the entire United States of America.   I met up with dear friends, including elected politicians, NYPD, NYFD and media personalities to celebrate and bask in the cheers and good nature of everyone commemorating and painting the town in rainbow colors.  The parade took place on Fifth Avenue, proceeding downtown to Christopher Street in Greenwich Village past the historic Stonewall Inn.  Had a blast chatting and celebrating with Supreme Court Justice Doris Ling-Cohen who was the first justice to vote for gay marriage in a case in 2005.