Thursday, May 30, 2019

Councilman Mike DeFusco to kick off Pride Month

Official release:


Hudson County LGBTQ Caucus Will Host Drag Queen Story Hour, Brunch to Kick Off Pride Month
HOBOKEN, N.J. -- The Hudson County Democratic Organization’s LGBTQ Caucus is hosting a drag queen story hour and brunch on Saturday morning to celebrate the beginning of Pride Month. The event will feature Harmonica Sunbeam, who was recently antagonized by hateful protesters in Hoboken, and will allow for a community dialogue to discuss the prejudices and injustices faced by the LGBTQ community.
“A top priority for the Hudson County Democratic Organization is building a community that celebrates our diversity and is inclusive to every voice,” said HCDO Chairwoman Amy DeGise. “We live in one of the most diverse places in the nation and it is important that we ensure all of our neighbors are treated equally and justly. The LGBTQ community has helped make Hudson County the incredible place it is and June is about recognizing those contributions and accomplishments. I’m looking forward to beginning Pride Month with a celebration of our rich culture and continuing the discussion to build a more inclusive community.”
Saturday’s event will be held at Antique Bar and Bakery in Hoboken.
“The beginning of Pride Month gives us the opportunity to further the discussion of diversity and acceptance in our communities,” said Hoboken Councilman Mike DeFusco, Chairman of the LGBTQ Caucus. “I am proud of the work we have done over the past four years to make Hoboken a more inclusive city and finally achieve a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index. As Chairman of the Caucus, I’m excited to work with each of Hudson County’s municipalities so we can better serve the growing LGBTQ population and achieve true equality.”
Councilman DeFusco represents the neighborhood where Saturday’s event will take place and has been in contact with Hoboken’s Office of Emergency Management to ensure additional safety measures are in place for an enjoyable morning.
WHO: The Hudson County Democratic Organization, Chairwoman Amy DeGise, LGBTQ Caucus Chairman and Hoboken Councilman Mike DeFusco, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, Harmonica Sunbeam
WHAT: A Drag Queen Story Hour and brunch to kick off Pride Month
WHERE: Antique Bar and Bakery, 122 Willow Avenue, Hoboken
WHEN: Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to noon