The Grand Marshals of 2012 NYC Gay Pride will be “True Colors” singer Cyndi Lauper, Kiehl’s president Chris Salgardo, and lesbian couple Phyllis Siege and Connie Kopelov, who were the first couple to tie the knot in New York state.
Cyndi, who grew up in Queens and has a lesbian sister, released the following statement:
“Pride is one of my favorite times of the year, and as a lifelong New Yorker, I am excited to get to celebrate it in the greatest city in the world. I look forward to marching down 5th Avenue arm and arm with my brothers and sisters in the LGBT community as we let the world know that we will not rest until equality for all becomes a reality.”
Ally extraordinaire! We’re proud to have you on board, Cyn.