Tag Archives: Jose Peralta

April 28th: Marriage Equality NY Gala

The 12th annual Marriage Equality New York gala fundraiser takes place on April 28th in Manhattan. Get tickets here. The MENY Gala will be recognizing and honoring: Queer Rising, NYS Senator Peralta, Sharron Minter, and BD Wong for their work in moving marriage equality forward in New York State and, in some cases, on the national front. This recognition comes ...

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Hiram “Slasher” Monserrate LOSES Homophobic Bid To Return To NY Senate

Local news has declared Assemblyman Jose Peralta the victor (by an almost 2-1 margin) over former NY Sen. Hiram “Slasher” Monserrate in one of the most homophobia-filled elections in recent NYC history. It appears that turnout, always low for special elections, may have only been about 25,000 total voters, making the impact of activists from groups such as Fight Back ...

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Queens: Get To The Polls Today

If you live in Jackson Heights, Queens or know somebody who does, please remember to email your friends a reminder to get to the polls today. Turnout is expected to be quite low, so you will be spending less than five minutes of your day to strike the first blow in voting out hate in the New York Senate. Fight ...

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Tomorrow: Monserrate – Peralta Election

Tomorrow Queens residents will vote on whether to allow anti-gay Hiram “Slasher” Monserrate back into the NY Senate following his explusion for attacking his girlfriend, who was left with 40 stitches in her face when Monserrate “accidentally” slashed her with a broken glass. Assemblyman Jose Peralta is riding high in the polls, but Monserrate has galvanized the local Hispanic evangelical ...

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Peralta Vs. Slasher Monserrate

Andres Duque at Blabbeando provides the transcript for this debate on NYC Spanish television. Monserrate complains about the “wealthy homosexuals” such as activist Tim Gill who are funding Peralta’s campaign, calling Peralta a “marionette” of the gay community.

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Hiram “Slasher” Monserrate Booed At Public Debate With Jose Peralta

Audience members booed and symbolically “slashed” their faces with blood-red lipstick last night as former NY Sen. Hiram Monserrate debated Assemblyman Jose Peralta. Monserrate, who’s fighting to win back the state Senate seat he was booted from earlier this year, was booed as he introduced himself during the debate against Democratic Assemblyman Jose Peralta. Also participating in the debate was ...

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Jose Peralta For New York Senate

I love that it opens with the video of Slasher Monserrate roughing up his girlfriend. Fight Back New York, help Jose Peralta.

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Cynthia Nixon For Fight Back New York

Cynthia Nixon for Fight Back New York. “We’ve tried the carrot. Now it’s time for the stick. It’s time to fight back.” Fight Back New York is a new PAC created expressly to defeat anti-gay candidates for the New York Senate. Hit the link. Donate. We’ve got an uphill battle to get Assemblyman Jose Peralta into Slasher Monserrate’s old seat ...

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Hiram “Slasher” Monserrate’s Supporters Go On Full Anti-Gay Attack

Clearly taking his cues from his male lover Sen. Ruben Diaz, disgraced former NY Sen. Hiram Monserrate has gone from supporting same-sex marriage to supporting anything-but-marriage to outright demonizing LGBT people. All in the space of three months! Fight Back New York!

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The Truth About Hiram Monserrate

Fight Back New York has launched The Truth About Hiram Monserrate, a site with links to many major news stories about the girlfriend-slashing former NY state senator, as well as lots of downloadable fliers such as the one above. (I love the signs that include broken glass.) Donate to support Monserrate’s opponent, the LGBT-friendly Jose Peralta here.

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Anti-Gay Religious Groups Endorse Former NY Sen. Hiram Monserrate

In response to Fight Back New York’s campaign to thwart former NY Sen. Hiram Monserrate’s return to office, the convicted girlfriend slasher has proudly announced that he’s been endorsed by anti-gay religious groups in Queens. Monserrate announced he’s being supported by a bunch of clergy who are praising him for his support on one particular issue: same-sex marriage. Specifically, his ...

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Heavy Hitting New PAC Takes Aim At Anti-Marriage Equality NY Politicians

The powerful Gill Action Fund has joined with other well-financed LGBT activists to create a new political action committee called Fight Back New York, who plans to target the state senators who voted against December’s marriage equality bill. First to face the ire of this new coalition is recently expelled NY Sen. Hiram Monserrate, who is running to re-take his ...

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Already?? Trouble For Pride Agenda’s First 2010 NY Senate Pick

Yesterday the Empire State Pride Agenda announced their endorsement of NY Assemblyman Jose Peralta in his bid to unseat NY Sen. Hiram Monserrate, who stunned activists with his betrayal on marriage last week. But today we learn that Peralta may not be a squeaky-clean choice. Via NY Daily News: Queens Assemblyman Jose Peralta landed more than $500,000 in taxpayer money ...

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Pride Agenda Endorses First Opponent To Democratic Anti-Marriage Senators

The Empire State Pride Agenda is fast out of the gate, today making its first endorsement of an opponent to one of the eight Senate Democrats who voted against marriage equality. Via press release. The Empire State Pride Agenda announced today its endorsement of Assemblymember José Peralta in the 2010 Democratic Primary Election for State Senate District 13 in Queens. ...

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