We are unhappy to see a social media post, even if from almost a decade past, which disparages the LGBTQ community from City Council candidate Farah Louis. The comments run contrary to her work in recent years with the community and her pledges to expand that relationship as seen in her responses to our candidate survey, posted below. This is is an opportunity for the candidate to share her story of growth, an opportunity SDNYC encourages her campaign to take.
Join us Wednesday, April 24th for our monthly meeting with will include an endorsement vote for the Council District 45 Special Election. We'll hear from the candidates, review their questionnaire answers, and members will vote to endorse those candidates that will be the best for the LGBTQ community.
For 33 years the Stonewall Democratic Club of NYC has played an important part in municipal, state, and federal elections. For the Public Advocate Special Election, SDNYC has presented questions to candidates on issues important to the LGBTQ Community in order to present candidates to our membership for endorsement votes. The candidates below have sought SDNYC endorsement and their questionnaire answers follow. For a better view on a mobile device, please click here.
SDNYC APRIL MEETING:
POSTCARD PARTY & COUNCIL DISTRICT 45 ENDORSEMENT
DATE: Wednesday, April 24
DETAILS & RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/305548813367176/
On April 24th at 8pm at the The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City | SDNYC will hold our monthly meeting.
Come to our April meeting as we reach out to our elected officials to let them know: Our work is not yet done! More details to come!
We'll also hear from candidates running in the Special Election to fill City Council District 45, vacated by new Public Advocate, Jumaane Williams.
Brief community updates, including a look at the coming political/legislative calendar, and more will be discussed as well.
This meeting is free and open to members of the public so please share this invite with anyone who might be interested!
Fight The Ban - NYC
DATE: Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
STAND WITH TRANS TROOPS!
On April 12, the federal ban on transgender military service goes into effect. This ban overturns prior policy established by the U.S. Department of Defense permitting the open service of transgender individuals. "Fight the Ban NYC" and rallies nationwide will voice nonviolent, nonpartisan opposition to this cruel and discriminatory policy that will result in discharges for servicemembers currently serving with honor and distinction in our nation's Armed Forces. The ban will also prevent accessions of otherwise fully qualified Americans wishing to serve our nation in uniform. The ban on transgender service harms our national security and perpetuates discriminatory policies and perceptions against transgender individuals and their families.
This NYC rally is part of a national effort of rallies on April 13 nationwide. “Fight the Ban” will peacefully unite advocates, cities, and the American people in celebrating the contributions of transgender servicemembers, defending their right to continue serving, and denouncing the ban as ill-founded, discriminatory, inhumane, and supremely un-American.
We're thrilled to announce the honorees for our May 23 Annual Event & Pride Kickoff:
Hon. Kathy Hochul, Lieutenant Governor, New York
Andy Marra, Executive Director, Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund
Carmen Neely, President, Harlem Pride & Co-Chair, Black & Latino LGBTQ Coalition
Tamara Rivera, Council Representative, NYC District Council of Carpenters
Gay City News
We hope you'll join us in celebrating these luminous leaders on Thursday, May 23, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at M1-5, 52 Walker Street, Manhattan. We'll have an open bar, hors d'oevres and a memorable evening!
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