Yonkers native selected as NY ambassador for World Pride celebrations

Posted: Updated:
YONKERS -

A Yonkers native was one of 11 ambassadors picked by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to highlight the diversity of the state's LGBTQ community during celebrations at and around the Stonewall Inn.

Angelique Piwinski says to be chosen by the governor to represent New York during World Pride 2019 was “the greatest honor.”

She submitted a three-minute video demonstrating why she would be a good representative for New York and Yonkers.

Piwinski says the Stonewall police raid 50 years ago left an impression on her, saying she watched it all unfold on her black and white TV.

“I remember thinking...that takes a lot of guts because you're basically saying that we had enough," she says.

The raid and the push back from the community sparked the LGBTQ movement that seeks acceptance and equality.

Piwinski will be among millions of people from around the world who are coming to New York this weekend for World Pride celebrations.

 

 

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."