Monday, June 18, 2007

Bushwick Shows Its Pride

More than 60 people turned out in Bushwick this past Saturday for the neighborhood's second annual LGBT Pride march. Bushwick certainly does not carry the same weight as the Village, Chelsea, Park Slope and other traditionally gay neighborhoods in the city but Gays & Lesbians of Bushwick Empowered organizer Dee Perez told this blogger its time Bushwick residents to step up and show they are out and proud of who they are. Pedestrians and other onlookers seems a bit confused frankly to see the march pass them along Knickerbocker Avenue. It's message, however, ran loud and clear.

GLOBE organizer Dee Perez marches down Knickerbocker Avenue in Bushwick during the neighborhood's second annual Pride march

Members of Make the Road by Walking and other local residents joined the march as it passed through Bushwick's bustling commercial district

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