Advocating Equality for All

My parents taught me from a young age that love is love, which is why I have always been a staunch supporter of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) rights. In 2011, I rallied alongside Bay Ridge Democrats and Lambda Independent Democrats in support of marriage equality. I am a proud member of LID and have hired LGBTQ staff to help lead my campaign. While there has been a lot of progress in the fight for equality, there is still a lot of work to do.

My pledge to expand and protect the rights of LGBTQ individuals includes:

  • Passing the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), which will add "sex and gender identity" to the list of classes protected from discrimination in New York State.

  • Ensuring that LGBTQ people can live openly without discrimination and enjoy equal rights, personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association.

  • Supporting the NYS Blueprint to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in New York State by 2020.

  • Increasing funding for health services and banning conversion therapy.

  • Expanding the duties of the Office of Children and Family Services concerning LGBTQ runaway and homeless youth.

  • Enacting measures to curb bullying and cyber-bullying.

  I am proud to be endorsed by the Stonewall Democrats of New York City.

I am proud to be endorsed by the Stonewall Democrats of New York City.

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