Stonewall Democrats Fête Four at Pride

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PHOTOS BY GRACE CHU | In a June 4 event at the Union Square Ballroom, the Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City kicked off its month of Pride celebration by honoring four leaders from inside the community and among allies. Honorees were Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., seen above with board member Marty Algaze and president Eunic Ortiz; Octavia Lewis (below), an educational specialist for transgender programming at the Hetrick-Martin Institute; Stuart Appelbaum (at the bottom of the article), the out gay president of the Retail Wholesale & Department Store Union; and Mark Thompson, an executive vice president at the government relation firm Capalino + Company.


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