Rain wasn’t enough to halt the 27th annual Mermaid Parade, as men and ladies of the sea promenaded down the Coney Island boardwalk. Here are 15 exuberantly gorgeous faces from this year’s fish-lady parade.
"On March 1, 1993, l have the option to go to City Hall… oh, I mean we have the option, my long-suffering honey and I, to go to City Hall and register as domestic partners. Will we take it? Shall we pretend to tie some kind of knot?"