Colleen Deacon for Congressional District 24

Equality New York Candidates, Endorsed for US Congress

Colleen Deacon is running against Republican incumbent Congressman John Katko in this Syracuse-area district. Congressman Katko is not a co-sponsor of nearly any bills related to the LGBTQI community. Colleen Deacon is a former staffer for U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), one of the leaders on LGBT rights in the Senate. She strongly supports marriage equality. If she wins, she …

Anna Throne-Holst for Congressional District 1

Equality New York Candidates, Endorsed for US Congress

Anna Throne-Holst is the Democratic challenger running in this eastern Long Island district. She has received the endorsement of Equality Long Island for her commitment to supporting the Equality Act and other issues important to LGBTQI people on Long Island. She has also been an outspoken supporter of sensible gun control laws. The incumbent, Lee Zeldin, opposes nearly all of …

Adriano Espaillat for Congressional District 13

Equality New York Candidates, Endorsed for US Congress

Adriano Espaillat won the Democratic Primary in this race to fill retiring Congressman Charlie Rangel’s seat. In this heavily Democratic district, Espaillat is expected to win the seat in November handily. As a State Senator, Espaillat has been very good on LGBTQI issues. He is a co-sponsor of GENDA and the Conversion Therapy bill, and he has expressed his support …