Colorful Protesters Crash Mayoral Debate

Protester Charles Castro in his raunchy anti-Weiner get-up.
Protester Charles Castro in his raunchy anti-Weiner get-up.

They let it all hang loose.

A man in a raunchy anti-Anthony Weiner costume and another with an anti-gay message against Council Speaker Christine Quinn crashed rallies outside of ABC’s studios in anticipation of tonight’s televised mayoral debate.

“He’s a flasher on the internet and he shouldn’t be running for office,” said Charles Castro, an Astoria resident inspired by Mr. Weiner’s sexting scandals to wear a costume depicting a man opening a trench coat to reveal his penis. “He’s a crazy man. It’s despicable, it’s a slap in the face to New York City.” Continue reading “Colorful Protesters Crash Mayoral Debate”

Candidates Strut Their Stuff at Post-DOMA Pride Parade

Anthony Weiner charges up the crowd at Stonewall.
Anthony Weiner charges up the crowd at Stonewall.

Days after the dismantlement of the Defense of Marriage Act in a landmark Supreme Court ruling, the celebration is still going strong in the streets of New York City.

Thousands of people flooded Fifth Avenue this afternoon, decked out in every imaginable shade, waving rainbow flags in varying amounts of clothing for the city’s annual gay pride parade. Edie Windsor, the plaintiff in the Supreme Court case which ultimately led to the dismantlement of DOMA, was among three Grand Marshals who oversaw the proceedings.

Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, who was also on hand, sent the crowd into a fervor as he approached the historic site of the Stonewall Inn at the end of the route. Carrying a megaphone and a massive rainbow flag, Mr. Weiner exuberantly rushed down the street engaging the crowd with his energy and championing gay rights.

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