Brooklyn Pride Lights Up A Park Slope Evening

Brooklyn Pride Celebrates 20 years. | DONNA ACETO

Brooklyn Pride Celebrates 20 years. | DONNA ACETO

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | Following an afternoon Pride Festival along Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn’s LGBT community and its allies took over the avenue again for the traditional evening Pride Parade on June 12. Despite occasional threats of rain, both the festival and parade, celebrating their 20th anniversary, drew big crowds and enjoyed good old-fashioned summer weather. The parade’s grand marshals were Queens City Councilmember Daniel Dromm, a founder of the Pride events in Brooklyn’s sister borough, Brooklyn State Supreme Court Justice Debra Silber, and the Griot Circle, a Brooklyn-based group that serves LGBTQ people of color as they age.

Queens Councilmember Daniel Dromm, a parade grand marshal, with Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. | DONNA ACETO

Queens Councilmember Daniel Dromm, a parade grand marshal, with Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. | DONNA ACETO

The Griot Circle was also a grand marshal. | DONNA ACETO

The Griot Circle was also a grand marshal. | DONNA ACETO

Judge Debra Silber (r.) was a parade grand marshal. | DONNA ACETO

Judge Debra Silber (r.) was a parade grand marshal. | DONNA ACETO

Dykes on Bikes. | DONNA ACETO

Dykes on Bikes. | DONNA ACETO

New York Cheer. | DONNA ACETO

New York Cheer. | DONNA ACETO

20th Annual Brooklyn Pride March  � Donna F. Aceto

PHOTO BY DONNA ACETO.

20th Annual Brooklyn Pride March  � Donna F. Aceto

PHOTO BY DONNA ACETO

20th Annual Brooklyn Pride March  � Donna F. Aceto

PHOTO BY DONNA ACETO.

20th Annual Brooklyn Pride March  � Donna F. Aceto

PHOTO BY DONNA ACETO.

20th Annual Brooklyn Pride March  � Donna F. Aceto

Borough President Eric Adams. | DONNA ACETO

20th Annual Brooklyn Pride March  � Donna F. Aceto

PHOTO BY DONNA ACETO.

PHOTO BY DONNA ACETO.

PHOTO BY DONNA ACETO.

Councilmembers Steve Levin, Corey Johnson, and Carlos Menchaca. | DONNA ACETO

Councilmembers Steve Levin, Corey Johnson, and Carlos Menchaca. | DONNA ACETO

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