Days after endorsing Republican Gov. Chris Christie, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. made a beeline for the Essex County Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Advisory Board for an appearance with former Democratic Gov. James McGreevey.
The organization hosted the Essex County LGBTQ Pride Month Celebration this afternoon, and during the ceremony, DiVincenzo presented Pride of Essex County Awards to the Honorable Christine C. Quinn, Speaker of the New York City Council, and McGreevey.
“We are proud to celebrate Essex County Pride Month and raise awareness about the LGBTQ community in Essex and how this segment of the population has contributed to the development of our County. Our year-long cultural heritage series recognizes the diversity of our residents and it is fitting that we include the LGBTQ community,” DiVincenzo said. “Speaker Quinn and Governor McGreevey have worked hard to provide support, promote understanding and protect human rights. They are exceptional people who have not always followed the popular path but have always done what is right.”
Freeholder Vice President Patricia Sebold said, “We want to thank the County Executive for taking the time to recognize all the diversity we have in Essex County, not only today, but at all times.”