“Today we join hands with New York’s LGBTQ community as we celebrate Pride and show the world our diversity, our resilience, and our vision for a safer and more compassionate New York. We are reminded that incidents of homophobia and hate remain real and painful challenges for LGBTQ New Yorkers, and in the wake of violence, we must support this vital community in its quest to emerge stronger every time.
“As a member of local law enforcement, I have never been prouder to serve and protect the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement, and vibrant world capital of LGBTQ identity and culture. This community has so much to teach us, and we have much to learn. Today, let us celebrate Pride together!”