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 ;)
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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
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    I arrived expecting Halloween meets Pride.... and I was right on target. Except minus the dranks.
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    Costumes were on point doe!
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    And a great time was had by all.
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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!
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    If you've never been and you're a New Yawka, I highly recommend.
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    Until next year!!!