Less Than a Week Until SDNYC's FREE Winter Celebration on 12/6!

We hope to see you at our FREE Winter Celebration on Tues. Dec. 6th! See the invite below for more details & RSVP on Facebook (RSVP on Facebook requested but not required) 

Don't forget! You can get access to the open bar at the event while supporting SDNYC's work & our Lew Todd Scholarship Fund by becoming an SDNYC Member / updating your SDNYC Membership for 2017 online at SDNYC.org/membership.

FYI - Please consider helping us keep the check-in line moving quickly by paying your 2017 SDNYC Membership dues online in advance! Thank you.

 

 

Meeting Tonight @ 8pm --​ What's next? LGBTQ equality after the 2016 election

Tonight, SDNYC will come together with LGBTQ community leaders from across NYC for a post-election organizing meeting to discuss next steps in continuing the fight for equality. Representatives from the following organizations will join us tonight to share their thoughts on strategies for moving forward as well as to hear feedback and answer questions from attendees:

See below for information about the meeting:

  • Date: TODAY, November 16th
  • Time: 8-9:30pm
  • Location: The LGBT Center, Room 101, 208 W 13th St., Manhattan


RSVP on the Facebook Event Page & invite your friends!

This meeting is FREE & open to members of the public & we encourage you to join us for this important discussion.

Can’t make it in person? We will also be posting updates on throughout the meeting on Twitter using the hashtag #RiseUpLGBTQ & broadcasting a livestream of the meeting on SDNYC’s Facebook Page starting at approx. 8pm tonight. 

Ways To Help SDNYC GOTV From Now Until Nov. 8th!

There are less than 30 days until the election & we have a lot to do before Nov. 8th!

Here is rundown of ways you can join SDNYC to help elect Hillary Clinton / Tim Kaine and support NYS Senate Democratic candidates.

Buses to Pennsylvania

We have a bus going to Pennsylvania EVERY SATURDAY until the Election. Go to www.KeepPABlue.com and sign up to join us on the LGBT coalition bus!

 

GOTV on Long Island

Can’t make it to PA? Head out on the LIRR to work with SDNYC & New York State Young Dems to flip some NYS Senate seats in Long Island! Click here for more info.

 

Phone banks

Can’t leave the five boroughs but still want to help? WE HAVE OPTIONS! We will be calling battle ground states at the LGBT Center in Manhattan at our monthly meeting on Oct 26th from 5:30-7:30pm. Click here to RSVP on Facebook & share event info with your friends.

AND starting Nov. 1st we will be hosting a phone at the LGBT Center EVERY DAY in the week leading up to the election (Nov. 1st - Nov. 7th

 

Final Presidential Debate Watch Parties

SDNYC is excited to be hosting watch parties in all five boroughs for the final presidential debate on Oct. 19th. See below for more info and links to RSVP on Facebook.

SDNYC Sponsored Watch Parties on Oct. 19th

Borough

Link to Event Page on Facebook

Time

Location

Bronx

Debate Watch Party and Pre-Debate Phone Bank!

6pm

Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club

Brooklyn

Final Debate Pizza Party with Senator Charles Schumer

7pm

St. Francis College Brooklyn

Manhattan

Final Debate Watch Party

8pm

The Bowery Beer Garden

Queens

Final Presidential Debate Watch Party - Astoria

8:30pm

Raven's Head Public House

Staten Island

Final Debate Watch Party - Staten Island

7:30pm

Charlie Brown's of Staten Island

 

Eighteen SDNYC Endorsed Candidates Win Races in Sept. 2016 Primary Election

SDNYC congratulates the following endorsed candidates on winning primary election races yesterday!

  • NYS Senate District 16 - Toby Ann Stavisky
  • NYS Senate District 18 - Martin Dilan
  • NYS Senate District 25 - Velmanette Montgomery
  • NYS Senate District 33 - Gustavo Rivera
  • NYS Senate District 38 - Jamaal Bailey
  • NYS Assembly District 29 - Alicia Hyndman
  • NYS Assembly District 42 - Rodneyse Bichotte
  • NYS Assembly District 44 - Robert Carroll
  • NYS Assembly District 46 - Pamela Harris
  • NYS Assembly District 55 - Latrice Walker
  • NYS Assembly District 66 - Deborah Glick
  • NYS Assembly District 67 - Linda Rosenthal
  • NYS Assembly District 69 - Danny O'Donnell
  • NYS Assembly District 72 - Carmen de la Rosa
  • NYS Assembly District 78 - Jose Rivera
  • NYS Assembly District 85 - Marcos Crespo
  • NYS Assembly District 86 - Victor Pichardo
  • NYS Assembly District 87 - Luis Sepulveda

Click here to view the New York Times's report on all the results from yesterday's primary.

SDNYC Statement re: Council Member Cabrera

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Eunic Ortiz, President, Stonewall Democrats of NYC
646-588-8483 | eunicortiz@gmail.com

NYC Council Member Fernando Cabrera Continues History of Anti-LGBTQ Antics

Cabrera Caught Making Public Statements Against Transgender Community and
Comparing Same-Sex Marriages to Child Marriage

New York, NY – Council Member Fernando Cabrera made international news in 2014 when a video of him praising Uganda’s anti-LGBT laws became public YouTube. Time and time again, after the video was widely viewed, the Council Member pleaded that he was not against the LGBT community and that he supported his LGBT constituents.

The Council Member continues to use his public personal Facebook page to consistently say and share anti-LGBT and anti-abortion comments and articles. Cabrera went as far to defend anti-equality legislation, including calling for the shutdown of Planned Parenthood, lambasting Caitlyn Jenner’s transition, and equating same-sex marriage to marrying children.

“The consistent stream of anti-LGBT and anti-abortion comments and views by Council Member Cabrera are disgusting and do not represent the views of all New Yorkers,” said Eunic Ortiz, President of Stonewall Democrats. “Fernando Cabrera’s social media posts confirm his oppressive views towards our community. As a citywide LGBT Democratic organization in New York City, we believe that Cabrera’s positions on marriage equality and other progressive issues, including reproductive healthcare and choice, make him an unacceptable and dangerous choice for our community. His values are not New York values.

“The Stonewall Democratic Club of NYC is urging Bronx residents in the 33rd state senate district to reject candidate Fernando Cabrera, who has made it clear that he is not in favor of equality for LGBT, women, or New Yorkers of color.”

In June 2015, Cabrera posted an article titled “Former Johns Hopkins Chief of Psychiatry DESTROYS ‘Caitlyn’ Jenner”. In the comments on Facebook, Cabrera goes as far as to compare the concept of homosexuality with incest and pedophilia: “Redefinition of marriage has no logical stopping point. Its logic leads to the effective elimination of marriage as a legal institution. If marriage is just between person(s) who just love each other, why not polygamy or marrying a daughter/son or a thirteen year old?”

Cabrera has also continued rhetoric on his public personal Facebook page that “Redefinition of marriage has no logical stopping point...why not polygamy or marrying daughter/son or a thirteen year old?”“Equality’ is an insufficient argument in support of SSM” (referring to same-sex-marriage), and that “there is no research to support the biological original of homosexuality”. He has also compared Planned Parenthood to the Nazis, and called for the organization to be shut down.  

 All of these statements indicate an attitude that is not only hateful, but downright dangerous for the LGBT individuals and other members of the community that he claims to represent.

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See below for documentation of Cabrera's recent use of offensive language and endorsement of Anti-LGBT practices.
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