Michael Gianaris is the incumbent Senator representing this Queens district. He is currently the Deputy Minority Leader. He is the co-lead sponsor of the Conversion Therapy bill with Senator Hoylman. He co-sponsors GENDA and the Child-Parent Security Act. In 2011 he voted for Marriage Equality, and when he was in the Assembly he consistently voted for GENDA. Senator Gianaris has been endorsed by Stonewall Democrats of NYC, the Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club of Queens and the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club.