Attendees can enjoy pride better as reality television stars Rodiney Santiago and Ryan Nickulas of Logo’s The A List: New York join Time Warner Cable during this year’s annual NYC Pride March being held June 24. The parade begins at noon at Fifth Avenue and 36th Street and will end at Christopher and Greenwich Streets in the heart of Greenwich Village.
Time Warner Cable has participated in NYC Pride events in the past and, for 2012, is a proud first-time Silver Sponsor.
Santiago and Nickulas are best known for their roles in Logo’s The A List: New York, following the lives of six gay and bisexual men in New York City. Santiago is an actor and model who resides in New York City and Miami. Nickulas, a TV personality and beauty entrepreneur, is the owner of Ryan Darius salon in the West Village. Santiago and Nickulas will ride in Times Warner Cable’s branded car along the parade route and will be joined by dozens of employee volunteers from the company’s employee resource group OUT@twc.
“Time Warner Cable’s sponsorship of NYC Pride reflects our company’s culture of embracing diversity and encouraging inclusion,” said John Quigley, Time Warner Cable’s Regional Vice President of Operations for New York City. “We’re dedicated supporters of the LGBT community and look forward to having Rodiney Santiago, Ryan Nickulas, OUT@twc, friends and family join Time Warner Cable in this momentous celebration.”
“We are thrilled to have Time Warner Cable as a Silver Sponsor of New York City Pride 2012,” said Chris Frederick, Managing Director of NYC Pride. “Without their ongoing support to this organization, we could not continue to support our events that are attended by over 1.7 million people. We are PROUD of our partnership and look forward to an exciting year that will surely help Share The Love in 2012.”
Time Warner Cable will hand out rainbow flags and fans along the parade route. The company will also have a booth at PrideFest, which is a LGBT street fair being held the same day on Hudson Street between Abingdon Square and West 14th Street. Visitors can stop by to play fun games, win cool prizes and get free giveaways.
Out@twc is a professional development group at Time Warner Cable for LGBT employees. The group supports a number of community initiatives in addition to NYC Pride events, such as AIDS Walk New York and a clothing drive for the Harvey Milk School.
Time Warner Cable’s New York City footprint serves over 1.3 million customers in four New York City boroughs (Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and western Brooklyn), Mt. Vernon, Hudson Valley (Orange, Sullivan, Ulster Counties and parts of Dutchess, Greene and Delaware Counties), and Bergen and Hudson Counties in New Jersey.