I finally lost my Mermaid Parade virginity!

The annual Mermaid Parade at Coney Island has evaded my grasp since moving to NYC a decade ago...but not this year, Listerines๐Ÿš๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ
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    We went to celebrate the birth of my dear old friend @DontKyOutLoud (you old now bae ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’‹), who came as a narwhal along with his hubs - they got stopped a lot for pics. A guy from Vice took my pic so hopefully I'm one step closer to being a furry-chested plus-size gay male editorial model ;)
    ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‘ฏ
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    After much deliberation about pirate versus sailor, Lady Gaga spoke to me via "Venus" and told me: NEPTUNE (go!). So I served, Pluto. #noticethestarfishring #details #hipsterseagod #qweentriton
    ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘‘๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ”ฑ๐ŸŒ€
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    I arrived expecting Halloween meets Pride.... and I was right on target. Except minus the dranks.
    โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’—
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    Costumes were on point doe!
    ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘ฏ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฟ
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    And a great time was had by all.
    ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿณ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ™
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    ANNND there was a great Smorgasburg-collab event inside with THE BEST throwback DJ I've ever heard (groove is in the heaaaaaaaartayayayaye!) and cheap food truck eats and awesome murals and a dance floor!
    ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐ŸŒญ๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿด๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽช
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    If you've never been and you're a New Yawka, I highly recommend.
    ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    Until next year!!!
    ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽข๐Ÿ–๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ—ฝ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ“…