Anthony Weiner makes jokes about his name at NYC pride

“You guys know that’s my name right?” Weiner said as people chanted "Weiner." “We’re not just saying that.”

Topics: Anthony Weiner, New York City, gay pride, Democrats, New York mayor's race,

New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner cracked jokes about his name at New York City’s gay pride parade on Sunday, amid cries of “Weiner” “Weiner” during his march down Christopher Street in Manhattan.

Politicker NY reports:

“We love Weiner and you can quote me on that!” shouted 25-year-old Justin Curtis after Mr. Weiner passed, flanked by a slew of supporters who followed in his footsteps, holding a “Weiner!” sign that stretched the length of the street itself.

“You guys know that’s my name right?” Mr. Weiner offered at one point. “We’re not just saying that.”

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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