Pride Celebrated by the City Council

PHOTOS BY DONNA ACETO | If it’s June, there’s a good chance you’ve received a Pride celebration invitation or email notice from one or more elected officials. On June 10 at the Great Hall at Cooper Union, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and her out lesbian and gay colleagues — Rosie Mendez, Daniel Dromm, and Jimmy Van Bramer — hosted their annual salute to Pride, honoring Tony Award-winning playwright and actor Harvey Fierstein (seen here with Quinn), former State Senator Tom Duane, Katherine Tabares, an immigration activist from Make the Road NY, Hudson Taylor, founder and executive director of Athlete Ally, a group that support LGBTs in sports, Madeline Mardiks, a city middle school student who collected nearly 250 books for the Council’s LGBT Book Drive, Gay Men’s Health Crisis CEO Marjorie Hill, and singer and actor Tituss Burgess.

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