Monday, June 29, 2009

Gay Pride: New York City

Although I worked all weekend, I did manage to enjoy a little bit of New York's Gay Pride/Stonewall 40th Anniversary festivities. On Saturday night Jay joined Michael and me at Therapy (and then Barrage) to help celebrate my favorite Drama Queer's birthday, along with a bunch of his pals. Then on Sunday before I went into the office, Michael and I met up with a bunch of our friends to watch the parade. Gov. David Paterson, disappointed that he wasn't there celebrating the legalization of gay marriage, was the grand marshal (a first for a sitting governor). The weather held up beautifully but, as I had tweeting earlier in the weekend, it sure seemed like a smaller turnout than years past. Perhaps the economic climate kept many tourists from visiting for this historic occasion. Nonetheless, I was proud to be a part of it. As pride month comes to a close, I hope you had a great time wherever you are. Here are a few memorable moments:

Beef, it's what's for dinner
Little Bo Peeping Tom
Michael: he's sure the boy I love
Me with Benny, Robert, Jay and Jeff
Michael and his bff, Benny


Frank Anthony Polito said...

Thanks for coming out on Saturday night... Though I feel like we barely spent ANY time together. Ah, well... An excuse to do it again SOON!

John said...

Loved your pride post! That's a great pic of you and Michael too! I hope to post something soon about St.Louis Pridefest...first time in several years that it didn't rain on the parade!