July 2, 2009
"I was 21 when I moved to New York City in 2003, and I just wanted to get involved in the community," said Maurice Michaane '03, "so I called Heritage of Pride
and volunteered for that year's march." That was then. This year, as director of N.Y.C. Pride March, Michaane orchestrated myriad logistics, coordinated a brigade of police officers and a volunteer force in excess of 300, and accommodated the busy schedules of an extraordinary fleet of Grand Marshals, including Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, AIDS activist Cleve Jones, LGBT rights advocate Anne Kronenberg, and New York State Governor David A. Paterson. N.Y.C. Pride 2009 honored the 40th
anniversary of the Stonewall riots. More ...