The New York Daily News reports:
Citing his record on gay rights issues, a landmark LGBTQ Democrat club Wednesday night endorsed Gov. Cuomo’s re-election bid. The Stonewall Democratic Club backed Cuomo over Democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon, who is a lesbian.
In choosing Cuomo, the Stonewall Democrats cited his successful push in 2011 to make New York the first large state to legalize gay marriage as well an executive order he signed prohibiting discrimination based on gender identify.
The club also said it was swayed by his executive orders to ban the controversial practice of gay conversion therapy in New York, guarantee health services for transgender New Yorkers, and a plan to end AIDS in New York by 2020.
Glenn Greenwald is ever so pissed.
The corruption-tainted Andrew Cuomo is running against a progressive challenger, @CynthiaNixon, who would be New York’s first LGBT governor in history. Cuomo lied to the faces of the @SDNYC. Then they degrade themselves & endorse him: https://t.co/TGVga39M1w
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) July 26, 2018
The Stonewall Democrats are true leaders in the fight for the LGBT community. It’s an honor to have the endorsement of the largest LGBT Democratic club in NY as we continue the march toward equal rights for all. https://t.co/AHdPrsZt9k
— Andrew Cuomo (@andrewcuomo) July 26, 2018
“With the governor’s stances over the years (on gay marriage) and people from his staff have always asked questions, ‘How can we help, what can we do,’” Rod Townsend added. “Our membership notices that.” @SDNYC https://t.co/1pz0umcwR7 #LGBTQ #NewYork
— Bryan Ellicott (@b_ellicott) July 26, 2018