In The News: New LGBT Voices Emerge on Albany Scene

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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 …

Daniel Squadron (D) for Senate District 26

Equality New York Candidates, Endorsed for New York State Senate

Senator Squadron is the incumbent representing this district that straddles Manhattan and Brooklyn. He is the lead sponsor of GENDA and is a co-sponsor of the Child-Parent Security Act and the Conversion Therapy bill. He also voted for the Marriage Equality Act, the Dream Act and the Safe Act. Senator Squadron has been endorsed by Stonewall Democrats of NYC and …

Jose M. Serrano (D) for Senate District 29

Equality New York Candidates, Endorsed for New York State Senate

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 …

Toby Ann Stavisky (D) for Senate District 16

Equality New York Candidates, Endorsed for New York State Senate

Senator Stavisky is the incumbent representing this Queens district. She has a long record of support for LGBTQI rights. She voted for the Marriage Equality Act in 2011. She is currently a co-sponsor of GENDA, the Child-Parent Security Act and the Conversion Therapy bill. She also voted for the Dream Act and the Safe Act. Senator Stavisky has been endorsed …

Todd Kaminsky (D) for Senate District 9

Equality New York Candidates, Endorsed for New York State Senate

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 …

Terry Gipson (D) for Senate District 41

Equality New York Candidates, Endorsed for New York State Senate

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 …