Andrew Cuomo Gets a Hero’s Welcome at New York Gay Pride Parade

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Governor Andrew Cuomo was the the most popular man at Saturday’s 42nd annual gay pride parade, among a sea of men. Cuomo, the Democrat who made same-sex marriage part of his campaign and vehemently led the fight for its approval in the Republican-led Senate, marched alongside Mayor Michael Bloomberg (who, adorably, waved a rainbow flag) and New York City Council speaker Christine Quinn, who is gay. The New York Times said Cuomo, “the parade’s rock star,” was eliciting grateful, joyful screams from the crowd throughout his march:


The roar became almost deafening as the parade turned onto Christopher Street in the West Village. People leaned over police barriers to get a glimpse of the governor.<

For his part, the governor said humbly, “New York is the progressive capital of the nation. It’s that once again, and it’s a pleasure to be part of it today.”

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