Mayor, First Lady Out Front on Brooklyn Pride

ACETO brooklyn de blasio wife ISPHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | Brooklyn Pride, a day-long event June 14 that included a 5k run in Prospect Park and a street festival on Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue, culminated in a twilight march that snared the biggest gets in New York City politics — Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, First Lady Chirlane McCray.

Kings County Pipes and DrumsThe mayor shared grand marshal honors with Public Advocate Letitia James and City Councilman Carlos Menchaca, who represents Red Hook and Sunset Park and is the first out gay official from the borough and the first Mexican-American elected to office in New York State.

The huge crowd for the parade along Fifth Avenue included included contingents of drummers and other musicians, some kids with the right idea about inclusive scouting, marchers with one idea about how they we all became queer, a lesbian unafraid to gender bend, and a member of Cheer New York willing to turn the world upside down for a good time.

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