Ok, I don't usually wear a suit and tie and on a semi-warm day like yesterday I was a bit sweaty (never mind a bit nervous) but the LGBT Pride event at the Center - at which I was honored by NYC Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. - turned out to be quite nice.
Other honorees included Walter B. Shubert, Jr., Carrie Davis, Daniel Hendrick, Anthony Rapp and Gordon J. Campbell. They are all pictured above along with Comptroller Thompson in the middle and GMHC Interim Executive Director Marjorie Hill second from last. It was fun to share some words with the other honorees and a thrill to be honored next to my good friend Dan Hendrick (more details about the honorees and the event at the Comptroller's Office website here).
I just wanted to publicly thank the Comptroller's office and his staff, GMHC and the Empire State Pride Agenda for deeming me worthy of the honor and, in addition those of you who came to the event (including Raulito the bf, and William, who graciously took the pic above).
Alas, I was not able to greet tennis legend Billie Jean King who was not able to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.
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