Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., hosted the borough’s seventh annual LGBTQ & Allies Pride Awards Ceremony at Billy's Sports Bar on River Avenue across from Yankee Stadium.
Dr. Marjorie J. Hill, CEO of the Joseph Addabbo Family Health Center, will be awarded the 2017 John Wade Award, which honors LGBTQ individuals for excellence in government service.
Honorees included legendary performer Dominique (Tyra A. Ross) Jackson, Renee Reopell, Director of the Adolescent AIDS Program at Montefiore; and Raul Rivera, a community organizer with Spaceworks.
Serving as co-emcees this year were be the legendary Vivika Westwood Mugler and Tym Moss, with Bronx shero Appolonia Cruz also performing at the event. Photos of this event are below.
Above - Vivika Westwood greets Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. after changing outfits from the one Below where Vivika did the opening number 'Can't Take Our Rhythm'.
Above - Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark was in attendance with her security detail.
Below - City Councilman Jimmy Vacca speaks to BP Diaz.
Above and Below - Everyone wants their picture taken with BP Diaz.
Above - Elder Antionettea Etienne gave the invocation.
Below - Tym Moss dances to 'No Raining on My Parade'.
Above - Bronx BP Diaz Jr. tells of the importance of this event to not only the growing Bronx LBGTQ community, but to everyone who has not recognized the LGBTQ community for what each individual is.
Below - Tracy McDermott and Dirk McCall of BP Diaz's staff receive acknowledgements.