To accompany a profile of the Brooklyn activist Chirlane McCray and her role in her husband Bill de Blasio’s mayoral campaign, The New York Times got its hands on a homemade video of their 1994 wedding. One highlight: De Blasio attempting to b-boy like it’s the last day of his life (more like “spinning around,” as you can see in the GIF above) along with an unidentified relative.
The wedding was tinged with controversy: As originally reported by The New York Observer, McCray identified as a lesbian in college and when she first met her future husband in New York:
Mr. de Blasio, five years her junior, won over her family with an overnight visit that earned him a new moniker: “Brother Bill.” For Ms. McCray’s lesbian friends, her engagement to Mr. de Blasio, in 1993, was a stunning turn. Not all of them could stomach it. One of them refused to attend the wedding.
You can watch the rest of the footage below: