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 …

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 …

DuWayne Gregory for Congressional District 2

Equality New York Candidates, Endorsed for US Congress

DuWayne Gregory is the Democratic challenger to Republican incumbent Peter King. King has a 4% rating from HRC. In announcing his run, DuWayne Gregory, whose son is gay, sited KingÍs poor record on LGBT rights as a primary motivation for entering the race. Gregory is currently the presiding officer of the Suffolk County Legislature, where he created a hate crimes …

Grace Meng for Congressional District 6

Equality New York Candidates, Endorsed for US Congress

Has a 100% rating from HRC; co-sponsors the Equality Act, Every Child Deserves a Family Act, FAMILY (Family and Medical Insurance Leave) Act, Respect for Marriage Act, Safe Schools Improvement Act, Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act, International Human Rights Defense Act, Juror Non-Discrimination Act, Freedom from Discrimination in Credit Act, Customer Non-Discrimination Act, Global Respect Act, Student Non-Discrimination Act; …

Joseph Crowley for Congressional District 14

Equality New York Candidates, Endorsed for US Congress

Has a 100% rating from HRC; co-sponsors the Equality Act, Every Child Deserves a Family Act, FAMILY Act, Respect for Marriage Act, Student Non-Discrimination Act, Safe Schools Act, Global Respect Act, Freedom from Discrimination in Credit Act, Customer Non-Discrimination Act; endorsed by Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club of NYC, Stonewall Democrats of NYC and Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club of …