Kathleen Rice for Congressional District 4

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Has a 100% rating from HRC; co-sponsors the Equality Act, Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act, International Human Rights Defense Act, Respect for Marriage Act, Safe Schools Improvement Act, Student Non-Discrimination Act, Global Respect Act, Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act

Yvette Clarke for Congressional District 9

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Has a 96% rating from HRC; co-sponsors the Equality Act, Respect for Marriage Act, Safe Schools Improvement Act, Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act, FAMILY Act, Student Non-Discrimination Act, Freedom from Discrimination in Credit Act; endorsed by Stonewall Democrats of NYC and Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn

Kim Myers for Congressional District 22

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Kim Myers is the Democratic candidate running in the open race for central New YorkŐs Congressional District 22. She is running against Republican Claudia Tenney, who, as an Assembly Member, consistently voted against GENDA, the Conversion Therapy bill, the Safe Act, the Dream Act, and the Marriage Equality Act. Kim Myers has received the endorsement by the Human Rights Campaign … Read More

Sean Patrick Maloney for Congressional District 18

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Only openly-LGBT member of NY’s Congressional delegation; has a 100% rating from HRC; co-sponsors the Equality Act, Every Child Deserves a Family Act, FAMILY Act, Global Respect Act, International Human Rights Defense Act, Respect for Marriage Act, Safe Schools Improvement Act, Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act, Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act, Freedom from Discrimination in Credit Act, Customer Non-Discrimination Act

Richard Reichard for Congressional District 11

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Richard Reichard is the Democratic challenger to Republican Congress Member Daniel Donovan who co-sponsors nearly none of the bills important to the LGBTQI community. Richard Reichard has been endorsed by Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club of NYC, Stonewall Democrats of NYC, and Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn for his support for the Equality Act and other bills important to the … Read More

Tom Suozzi for Congressional District 3

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Tom Suozzi is the Democrat running in the open seat being vacated by Congressman Steve Israel in the north part of Long Island. In 2009, Suozzi authored a NYT op-ed endorsing marriage equality. As Nassau County Executive, he supported the creation of a countywide law that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression. He has … Read More

Zephyr Teachout for Congressional District 19

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Zephyr Teachout is the Democrat running for this open seat being vacated by Republican Congressman Chris Gibson. Her Republican opponent has said that he now supports marriage equality but he has also been endorsed by the NRA. In 2014, Teachout was endorsed by Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, an LGBT political club in NYC.

Carmen de la Rosa (D) for Assembly District 72

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Carmen won the Democratic Primary against incumbent Guillermo Linares. A former staff member of Assembly Member Daniel OŐDonnell, Carmen has long stood behind the LGBTQ community in northern Manhattan, recently assisting efforts to start an LGBTQ task force through Community Board 12. During her time in Assembly Member OŐDonnellŐs office, she supported efforts to pass marriage equality in New York … Read More

Brian Higbie (D) for Assembly District 94

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Democrat Brian Higbie, a Yorktown resident, is running to replace Republican Steve Katz, who is not seeking re-election. Brian Higbie has publicly indicated his support for GENDA and the Conversion Therapy bill. Attends regularly attends LGBTQ ally groups in his district to stay informed of the issues confronting the community.