Marty’s happy & gay

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For once, Borough President Markowitz wasn’t the biggest personality in the room.

Markowitz hosted celebrity impersonator Howie V. Cher (left) and transgender beauty Clover Honey (impersonating Mae West, right) to usher in this year’s Brooklyn Pride festivities.

Not to be outdone by the city’s four other Beeps, Markowitz also raised a rainbow flag atop Borough Hall (the only civic building to fly the gay rights symbol); rode his own float in the Brooklyn LGBT Pride Night Parade on Saturday; and celebrated the contributions of Gary Parker, the co-chair of the Lambda independent Democrats; Susan Summer, senior counsel of Lambda Legal; and the Rainbow Heights political club.

“When I say Brooklyn is ‘proud home to everyone from everywhere,’ I always emphasize the word ‘proud,’” said Markowitz. “And I will say it loud: Brooklyn is proud of its lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender population, and we are all truly the richer for it.”

Updated 4:29 pm, July 9, 2018
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