Tag Archives: Alan Van Capelle

Alan Van Capelle Leaves Pride Agenda

Empire State Pride Agenda executive director Alan Van Capelle is stepping down for a position in the office of NYC Comptroller John Liu. The departure comes shortly after ESPA’s years-long attempt to bring marriage equality to New York failed in the state Senate. Van Capelle is breaking the news this morning to the staff at ESPA, where his seven-year tenure ...

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Marriage Optimism In Albany

Over at Gay City News, Paul Schindler has written an inside look at the negotiations to get the state senate to agree to a marriage equality vote before the end of the year. The Empire State Pride Agenda’s Alan Van Capelle and openly gay Sen. Thomas Duane remain optimistic that “the votes are there.” “For the very first time, we ...

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NYC: Gov. Paterson, Mayor Bloomberg Join Thousands For Marriage Equality Rally

New York Gov. David Paterson and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg were only two in a galaxy of stars of stage and politics to join thousands of New Yorkers in today’s marriage equality rally just off Times Square. The event was seamlessly produced by Broadway Impact, who are due huge congratulations for pulling the whole thing off in just ten days. ...

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HomoQuotable – Alan Van Capelle

“Vermont was the first state to pass a law recognizing same-sex couples through civil unions and now becomes the first state to provide real marriage equality for same-sex couples through a vote in the state legislature. This is truly a victory for LGBT people in Vermont and across the country. “But I’m embarrassed for New York State. “We hope that ...

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