A native New Yorker, he has been practicing law for 30 years. Volunteering for several non-profits, and the Park Slope Santa for the 5th Avenue BID, Mickey is proudest of his 14 years with Brooklyn Pride and as chair/parade director for 12 years. He is especially proud and thankful to fellow board members Ariel, Cam and Kyle for their incredible contributions and of course to his partner Oluyai for all of his support.
Which LGBTQ+ icons do you look up to?
Locally, former NYS Senator Tom Duane and Brooklyn Pride Founder Jerry Allred. Also, former Bishop Gene Robinson, former NBA player Jason Collins, Harvey Milk and Harvey Fierstein
What actions do you hope to see the government taking to support the LGBTQ+ community?
More legislation protecting the LGBTQIA+ community, but especially the trans community who are often overlooked.
What do you wish people outside of the community knew about the LGBTQ+ community?
Whether outside or inside the community, we are all the same and deserve to be treated with the same respect and dignity as anyone else. Love is love.
Can you recommend any top book, film, or TV shows that represent the LGBTQ+ experience?
I am reading Wisecracker: The Life and Times of William Haynes from silent film to talkies to interior design, which details his life in Hollywood.