In response to the club's endorsement, Adriano Espaillat has sent the following to the membership:
Dear Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City,
Thank you for your endorsement in the upcoming congressional primary, it means so much to me to have the support of the New York City LGBTQ community. I am proud of my record in Albany, from passing marriage equality in 2011 to advocating for and co-sponsoring the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) and the banning of conversion therapy for LGBTQ youth. I look forward to bringing the LGBTQ reforms that we have been able to pass in New York State to the federal level and being an ally to our nation's LGBTQ community.