Yesterday Was "Michael Musto Appreciation Day"! Photos By Andrew Werner!

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Borough President Stringer sings my praises
I am not making this up!

Borough President Scott M. Stringer honored me and three others at a Pride celebration last night at Onegin restaurant, and while doing so, he gave me an honest-to-God plaque saying June 11 is Michael Musto Appreciation Day in Manhattam!

I felt like running into the street and demanding that everyone walk backwards through traffic.

But instead, I stayed and gave a lovely speech, saying "This is the bar mitzvah I never got," adding "It was just Judy Garland's birthday, but who cares? It's Michael Musto Appreciation Day!"

I also said that, like Shirley MacLaine when she won the Oscar, "I deserve this."

And I thanked the Voice for letting me run wild and free, and also applauded the community for being so incredibly fruitful to write about. "Keep these coming," I concluded, humbly.

By the way, my fellow honorees were Brice Peyre, NY Deputy Chief of Staff; Lynn Schulman, Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund & Leadership Institute; and Earl Plante, social and economic justice activist.

Got that? Now run backwards through traffic!

Oh, here's part of the letter from Mr. Stringer that got me there, followed by more fab photos.

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The buffet was something to be proud of.

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Me with Christian Freedom, who styled my blue suit and rainbow tie.

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Me with Andrew Werner, who documented the evening with his proud lens.

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13 comments
Corine
Corine

Every single day should be Musto appreciation day. Congrats!

Musto
Musto

Thanks, everyone. Y'all were there first in the M.M. appreciation parade.

Thombeau
Thombeau

And you ARE appreciated, don't ever forget it!

Southern Dave
Southern Dave

To paraphrase the great Miss Parker, "If all the people who appreciate Michael Musto were laid end-to-end, I wouldn't be a bit  surprised."

nostradavid
nostradavid

All hail the great and fabulous colorful chronicler! 

Johnny Deep
Johnny Deep

Nobody in town deserves it more. :) Congrats!

Savannah Montgomery
Savannah Montgomery

The Tony's and Musto Appreciation Day in the same week!!!!   Gay Heaven!

Musto
Musto

I meant 'typo'.  I made a typo spelling 'typo'! The whirlwind from last night is still spinning my head around.It was really gala, with all sort of politicians and all strands of the community represented.

Musto
Musto

PS; I originally had a typ saying the big day is July 11, but it was yesterday, June 11.

Musto
Musto

Thanks, Timmee. Yes, we must wear them every June 11!

Timmee
Timmee

I think we all need to wear rainbow-striped ties on July 11! (As well as sashay backwards through traffic.) Congrats, Michael!

SonjaMorgan7
SonjaMorgan7

I can't believe I missed this day! Congrats to Musto. Hope to see you and @andrewWerner soon.

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