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Hampton Tea Dance – The Equal Opportunity Boogie

Submitted by on July 14, 2014 – 12:41 pmNo Comment
2014 ESPA Tea Dance

2014 ESPA Hampton Tea Dance

By HipHamptons reporter Holly Buchanan

Every year at the Empire State Pride Agenda’s Hampton Tea Dance I think two things:

#1 – There’s no way this party can get any better

#2 – There’s no way DJ Lady Bunny’s hair can get any bigger

Every year I am proven wrong.

DJ Lady Bunny

DJ Lady Bunny

This year the Tea Dance celebrated its 22nd anniversary, which speaks to it’s longevity and popularity.  Empire State Pride Agenda Executive Director Nathan Schaefer shared that it was another important year for the organization.  ESPA is especially proud of the legislation passed in the New York State Assembly to ban conversion therapy for minors. And as of this writing, 19 states have legalized gay marriage.  (There were several newly married couples in the crowd.)

Allison Steinberg and Nathan Schaefer of Empire State Pride Agenda

Allison Steinberg and Nathan Schaefer of Empire State Pride Agenda

Young and old, gay and straight, everyone was enjoying the perfect weather and classic dance music.

Stuart and Louis Lemieux

Stuart Siegel and Louis Lemieux

Judith Kasen and Michele Unger

Judith Kasen and Michele Unger

Resting after 3 hours of dancing

Resting after 3 hours of dancing

Thank goodness for sun roofs

Thank goodness for sun roofs

Fabulous event. Fabulous people.  Fabulous cause.   Nuf said.

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