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FDNY EMT and Paramedic Get Engaged at NYC’s Pride March

by Bryce Gruber

She said yes!

If you weren’t already feeling all the joy and happiness from Pride month, let yesterday’s Pride March engagement of FDNY EMT Trudy Bermudez and paramedic Tayreen Bonilla light the rainbow path for you. Their love story and engagement photos are the stuff open-minded dreams are made of.

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Credit: FDNY Facebook

In a statement on the FDNY’s Facebook page (that’s the Fire Department of New York, for you non-New Yorkers), we learned that EMT Bermudez and paramedic Bonilla helped save the lifeĀ  of Ken Taskent, a FDNY 2018 Second Chance Ceremony survivor. Talk about do-gooders getting their karmic payback, right? Because now they’re headed down the aisle in total freedom thanks to same sex marriage being entirely legal in the state of New York since 2011.

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Credit: FDNY Facebook

According to NBC News, New York in particular has one of the highest rates of same sex marriages thanks to a widely supportive community.

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Credit: FDNY Facebook

They look absolutely overcome with joy and emotion as onlookers chanted congratulations behind them, and we can understand why.

The couple found themselves in the middle of the New York City Pride March, which winds through the streets of Greenwich Village and past the Stonewall Inn, surrounded by supportive peers, rainbow flags, and tens of thousands of onlookers. The traditional knee was dropped, tears shed, hugs shared — only this time, a crowd of fellow FDNY and other vital city workers cheered the couple on.

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Congratulations to Trusy and Tayreen on their epic Pride March engagement story! We’ve got our fingers crossed for the most colorful City Hall wedding ever — complete with the entire FDNY, friends, and family. Love is love!

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