In the News: LGBT Protests Against Trump Planned For L.A., New, York, Washington D.C.

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by Kristina Marusic for NewNowNext In the first 12 days of the Trump presidency, there have been hundreds of protests across the U.S. for women’s rights and against the Muslim bam. Now, the LGBT community is coming for him. After reports that the president was preparing to sign executive orders curtailing LGBT equality, protests have been announced for this week in both L.A. …

Why We March Together

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Originally published in The New Civil Rights Movement Update: By the time we arrived to march at the Women’s March in NYC, over 600 people had registered to march as part of the LGBTQI community with EQNY. Our son cried when we told him Donald Trump won the election. My husband and I held him and told him everything would …

In The News: New LGBT Voices Emerge on Albany Scene

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Published in Gay City News on October 27, 2016 Ten months after the Empire State Pride Agenda abruptly announced it was folding up its tent and with a presidential election looming that will also determine control of the State Assembly and Senate in Albany, two new political action committees have stepped into what would otherwise have been a political void …

Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) for Senate District 35

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Senator Stewart-Cousins is the incumbent representing this Westchester district. She is the Senate Minority Leader and will likely have significant influence during the next legislative session. In 2014, in her candidate questionnaire to the Pride Agenda, she expressed her support for GENDA, the Conversion Therapy bill and the Child-Parent Security Act. She also voted for SONDA, the the Marriage Equality …

Terry Gipson (D) for Senate District 41

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Terry Gipson is challenging Republican incumbent Republican Senator Sue Serino in this Hudson Valley district. Previously, Terry held the seat before losing his re-election campaign in 2014. As Senator, Terry was a co-sponsor of GENDA and the Conversion Therapy bill, and he had indicated his support for the Child-Parent Security Act. He also voted for the Dream Act and the …

Daniel Squadron (D) for Senate District 26

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Senator Squadron is the incumbent representing this district that straddles Manhattan and Brooklyn. He is the lead sponsor of GENDA and is a co-sponsor of the Child-Parent Security Act and the Conversion Therapy bill. He also voted for the Marriage Equality Act, the Dream Act and the Safe Act. Senator Squadron has been endorsed by Stonewall Democrats of NYC and …