In the News: LGBT Protests Against Trump Planned For L.A., New, York, Washington D.C.

by Kristina Marusic for NewNowNext In the first 12 days of the Trump presidency, there have been hundreds of protests across the U.S. for women’s rights and against the Muslim bam. Now, the LGBT community is coming for him. After reports that the president was preparing to sign executive orders curtailing LGBT equality, protests have been announced for this week in both L.A. …

Why We March Together

Originally published in The New Civil Rights Movement Update: By the time we arrived to march at the Women’s March in NYC, over 600 people had registered to march as part of the LGBTQI community with EQNY. Our son cried when we told him Donald Trump won the election. My husband and I held him and told him everything would …

In The News: New LGBT Voices Emerge on Albany Scene

Published in Gay City News on October 27, 2016 Ten months after the Empire State Pride Agenda abruptly announced it was folding up its tent and with a presidential election looming that will also determine control of the State Assembly and Senate in Albany, two new political action committees have stepped into what would otherwise have been a political void …

Terry Gipson (D) for Senate District 41

Terry Gipson is challenging Republican incumbent Republican Senator Sue Serino in this Hudson Valley district. Previously, Terry held the seat before losing his re-election campaign in 2014. As Senator, Terry was a co-sponsor of GENDA and the Conversion Therapy bill, and he had indicated his support for the Child-Parent Security Act. He also voted for the Dream Act and the …

Bill Perkins (D) for Senate District 30

Senator Perkins is the incumbent representing this northern Manhattan district. He is a co-sponsor of GENDA, the Conversion Therapy bill, and the Child-Parent Security Act. He also voted for the the Marriage Equality Act, the Dream Act and the Safe Act.

Roxanne Persaud (D) for Senate District 19

State Senator Persaud is the incumbent representing this Brooklyn district who assumed office in late 2015, replacing Senator John Sampson. When she was in the Assembly, she voted for GENDA and the Conversion Therapy bill. She has been endorsed by Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club of NYC.

Jose R. Peralta (D) for Senate District 13

Senator Peralta is the incumbent representing this Queens district. He is a co-sponsor of GENDA, the Conversion Therapy bill and the Child-Parent Security Act, and he voted for the Dream Act and the Safe Act. He has been endorsed by the Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club of Queens.

Jose M. Serrano (D) for Senate District 29

Senator Serano is the incumbent representing this Manhattan district. He is a co-sponsor of GENDA, the Conversion Therapy bill, and the Child-Parent Security Act. He also voted for the the Marriage Equality Act, the Dream Act and the Safe Act. Senator Serano has been endorsed by Stonewall Democrats of NYC, Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club of NYC, and the Gay …

Todd Kaminsky (D) for Senate District 9

Todd is the Democratic incumbent in this district on the southwest corner of Long Island. By a slim margin, he won the Special Election in April, replacing disgraced Republican majority leader Dean Skelos. Todd has been endorsed by TransPAC. He is a co-sponsor of GENDA and, as an Assembly Member, voted for both GENDA and the Conversion Therapy bill. In …

Gustavo Rivera (D) for Senate District 33

Senator Rivera is the incumbent representing this Bronx district. He is a co-sponsor of GENDA and the Conversion Therapy bill. He also voted for the the Marriage Equality Act, the Dream Act and the Safe Act. He has been endorsed by the Stonewall Democrats of NYC and Jim Owles Liberal Independent Democrats of NYC.