Daniel Squadron (D) for Senate District 26

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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 … Read More

Velmanette Montgomery (D) for Senate District 25

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Senator Montgomery is the incumbent representing this Brooklyn district. She is the lead sponsor of the No Condoms as Evidence bill, and is a co-sponsor of GENDA and the Conversion Therapy bill. She also voted for the Marriage Equality Act, the Dream Act and the Safe Act. Senator Montgomery has been endorsed by Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn.

John De Vito (D) for Senate District 3

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John is the Democratic challenger to incumbent Republican State Senator Tom Croci in this eastern Long Island district. John is openly LGBT. He grew up in the district and participated in the Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth programs. He supports GENDA, the bill to protect LGBTQI youth from conversion therapy, and many of the issues important to the LGBTQI … Read More

Kevin S. Parker (D) for Senate District 21

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Senator Parker is the incumbent representing this Brooklyn district. He is a co-sponsor of GENDA, 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 Parker has been endorsed by Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn.

Michael Gianaris (D) for Senate District 12

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Michael Gianaris is the incumbent Senator representing this Queens district. He is currently the Deputy Minority Leader. He is the co-lead sponsor of the Conversion Therapy bill with Senator Hoylman. He co-sponsors GENDA and the Child-Parent Security Act. In 2011 he voted for Marriage Equality, and when he was in the Assembly he consistently voted for GENDA. Senator Gianaris has … Read More

Timothy Kennedy (D) for Senate District 63

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Senator Kennedy is the incumbent representing this Western NY district. He is a co-sponsor of GENDA, the Conversion Therapy bill and the Child-Parent Security Act. He also voted for the Marriage Equality Act, the Dream Act and the Safe Act. He has received the endorsements of Stonewall Democrats of Western NY.

Leslie Danks Burke (D) for Senate District 58

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Leslie Danks Burke is the Democratic challenger to Republican Senator Tom O’Mara in this Southern Tier district. She has expressed support for GENDA, the Conversion Therapy bill, and the Child-Parent Security Act. As a lawyer, Leslie helped her lesbian sister in-law overcome the hurdles to the problematic second parent adoption laws in Colorado and promises to lend her experience to … Read More

Ryan Cronin (D) for Senate District 6

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Ryan Cronin is the Democratic challenger to Republican incumbent State Senator Kemp Hannon in this Nassau County district. Hannon voted against marriage equality and does not support any current LGBTQI legislation, including GENDA. Cronin has been endorsed by TransPAC for his commitment to support GENDA. In addition to his support for LGBTQI issues, he also promises to fight for sensible … Read More