Topics :: New York City Council
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By Giovannah Philippeaux | Friday Apr 5, 2013
A crowded field of New York City mayoral candidates faced off at Baruch College in an LGBT forum.
By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Dec 18, 2012
Lesbians are heading nonprofits, winning high public office and getting national media. Here are some outstanding examples of those who have succeeded in a (straight) man’s world.
By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jun 4, 2012
On May 31, homeless LGBT youth advocates were among the many groups who protested at New York’s City Hall against Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed budget cuts.
By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Apr 17, 2012
Seeing a need for wedding bands suited for gay couples, longtime New York couple Jonathan Tack and Sam Street founded Proposition Love, an online jewelry store championing marriage equality.
By Winnie McCroy | Friday Apr 13, 2012
Voters in the 3rd Council District could potentially see four LGBT candidates on the 2013 primary ballot to succeed outgoing City Council Speaker Christine Quinn once her term expires.
By Winnie McCroy | Friday Mar 30, 2012
Mel Wymore, former chair of Community Board 7 on the Upper West Side, would become the first transgender person on the New York City Council if elected.
By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Sep 27, 2011
Speculation continues to swirl around whether lesbian New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is seeking to become Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s heir apparent. Her critics have wasted no time blasting her apparent efforts to seek his support.
By Michael K. Lavers | Friday Jan 28, 2011
Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, commissioner of New York City’s Department for the Aging, was among those who testified at the New York City Council’s Committee on Aging’s hearing on services and care for LGBT elders on Monday, Jan. 24.
By Michael K. Lavers | Tuesday Jun 15, 2010
The New York City Council honored Jorge Steven López Mercado’s family at its annual Pride event at City Hall on Tuesday, June 15.
By Michael K. Lavers | Friday Feb 5, 2010
New gay City Councilmembers Jimmy Van Bramer [D-Sunnyside] and Danny Dromm [D-Jackson Heights] are optimistic they can use their new bully pulpits to further advance an LGBT-specific agenda on the city and even state level.
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