Cynthia Bailey, Teresa Giudice, and All of the ‘Bravolebrities’ Who Rode on Bravo’s NYC Pride Week Float
The stars of Bravo turned out in full force over the summer for the NYC Gay Pride Parade.
TV stars such as Dorinda Medley and Cynthia Bailey all showed up to party, lending their open support to the gay community. Bravo has a history of supporting the LGBTQ community in various ways, including by promoting inclusivity on their television shows. Still, this most recent Pride parade is a shining example of how well the Bravo stars are able to mobilize in order to show solidarity to causes and people that they care about.
Keep reading to learn which stars participated in the parade, how various LGBTQ issues have been present on Bravo shows, and how fans reacted to the festive parade.
Which Bravolebrities rode the Bravo Pride Week float?
This year’s New York City-based Pride celebration was a very important one, for several reasons. Firstly, it was the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the events that were responsible for launching the gay rights movement. In addition, it was a particularly momentous year for Bravo host Andy Cohen, who welcomed his son earlier this year.
The “Bravolebrities,” the stars of Bravo’s multiple Housewives shows, all came out to celebrate, stepping on board the specially-designed Pride Week Float commissioned by Bravo.
The stars that attended included Gizelle Bryant, Dorinda Medley, Cynthia Bailey, NeNe Leakes, Eva Marcille, Marlo Hampton, Teresa Guidice, Tinsely Mortimer, Melissa Gorga, Margaret Josephs, Kelly Dodd, and LeeAnne Locken.
Some other stars from other Bravo shows were also in attendance, partying it up on the float with Andy Cohen and the Housewives. These stars included Captain Sandy Yawn from Below Deck: Mediterranean, Billie Lee from Vanderpump Rules, Reza Farahan from Shahs of Sunset, and Daryn Carp. Hosting the festivities and commandeering the float was Andy Cohen, joined by his mascot, the Gay Shark.
The Bravo stars had a great time at Pride
While on the float, Bravo’s favorite stars wasted no time getting down to great songs, dancing along to a playlist that included familiar favorites from artists like Cher, Diana Ross, Katy Perry, Madonna, and Britney Spears. A few songs by Bravo celebrities who have dabbled in music were also featured, including such fun tunes as “On Display” by Melissa Gorga and “Xxpen$ive” by Erika Jayne.
Fans loved the way that Bravo stars came together to support such a momentous occasion, and flooded social media with snaps of the colorful float and the stars dancing on top of it.
Parade-goers also enjoyed fun prizes given out by the Bravo team, including stickers and sunglasses. For some of the stars, the parade (and Pride) is deeply personal, making their presence that much more important.
Cynthia Bailey has a personal connection to Pride
Cynthia Bailey, one of the stars of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, recently got to experience the true meaning of Pride when her daughter, Noelle Robinson, came out as sexually fluid. Viewers followed along as Bailey tried to digest her daughter’s truth, admitting that “we all love and support Noelle. It’s just new for us.”
Ultimately, Bailey’s love for her daughter won out over any initial confusion that she experienced, and she was able to completely accept her daughter, just the way she is.
Bailey and her daughter ended up going to celebrate Pride only days after their tough conversation, revealing that Bailey was more than ready to support her daughter and the entire LGBTQ community. It is clear that even when Bravo stars go through challenging times, they are able to boil it down to what really matters – love and family.