Tag Archives: Deborah Glick

NEW YORK: Gay Pols To Endorse Hillary Clinton

From the New York Daily News: Ten gay and lesbian state and city Democratic elected officials on Tuesday are set to formally endorse Hillary Clinton for president, the Daily News has learned. Among those backing Clinton are state Sen. Brad Hoylman, a Manhattan Democrat and the state’s only openly gay senator, as well as Assembly members Deborah Glick (D-Manhattan), Daniel …

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Lawmakers: Make Stonewall Inn A National Park

CBS New York reports: Two New York legislators are leading a campaign to designate Stonewall Inn as the first national park honoring LGBT history. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler made their announcement Sunday in front of the Greenwich Village tavern that was the scene of a 1969 uprising at a key moment for the nascent gay rights …

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New York City LGBT Center Celebrates With Ribbon-Cutting After $9.2M Remodel

Last night I attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the New York City LGBT Center, which is almost finished with a 14-month $9.2M remodeling that has dramatically reshaped the building, an 1844 structure that in 1938 became Food Trades Vocational High School. Leading the ceremony was Center executive director Glennda Testone and Edith Windsor, who announced that the Center will be …

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NEW YORK: State Assembly Passes Ban On “Ex-Gay” Torture For Minors

Via the Wall Street Journal: New York’s Assembly has passed a ban against health professionals trying to change a child’s sexual orientation through therapy. On Monday the Democratic-led Assembly passed the ban 86 to 28. It would prohibit licensed psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, mental health practitioners and physicians from using conversion therapy on anyone under 18. Clergy would not be …

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NEW YORK: Gay Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Ban “Ex-Gay” Torture Of Minors

Via press release from the Empire State Pride Agenda: This legislation would protect LGBT youth from so-called therapists who use dangerous and discredited practices aimed at changing their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. “Trying to change someone’s true identity through so-called therapy is a dangerous practice that can seriously harm our LGBT youth,” said Pride Agenda Executive Director …

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NEW YORK: Legislators Renew Push For Ban On “Ex-Gay” Therapy For Minors

Perhaps emboldened by the success in New Jersey, a trio of  New York state legislators are renewing the push to ban “ex-gay” therapy for minors. State Sens. Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan), Michael Gianaris (D-Queens) and Assemblywoman Deborah Glick say New York pols should swiftly pass a similar bill they introduced earlier this year that stalled in Albany. “Conversion therapy is among …

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NEW YORK CITY: Gay Politicians Demand Obama Act On Russia’s Anti-Gay Abuses

A coalition of gay New York state legislators and gay NYC politicians have issued a joint letter to President Obama which demands that he respond to Russia’s crackdown on LGBT people by canceling a coming meeting with Vladimir Putin. Via press release, here’s the letter in full: Dear President Obama: We write as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) elected …

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Gay NY State Reps Endorse Quinn

New York state Assemblymember Deborah Glick and state Sen. Brad Hoylman have endorsed Christine Quinn for New York City mayor.  Via their joint press release: “Christine Quinn has remained a stalwart advocate of civil rights, driven by a passion for equality and justice,” said State Senator Brad Hoylman. “She is a ‘do-er’ not a ‘say-er’—her commitment to improving housing and …

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