Lending their name to Scott Stringer’s latest fund-raiser next month, which benefits his all-but-announced 2013 mayoral run, are some pillars of the Democratic establishment. They are almost entirely from Manhattan, which he’ll need to lock down before making serious inroads in Brooklyn and Queens.
Named on the fund-raising invitation are uber-spokesman Matt Hiltzik, Read More
The irony of the drama surrounding the future of Democratic leadership in the State Senate is that whether or not current Minority Leader Malcolm Smith retains his power partly hinges on an issue the party tried to keep under the radar during campaign season: same-sex marriage.
In the run-up to the November Read More
On the surface, the story is a familiar one.
A young insurgent, Dan Squadron, decides to challenge an entrenched incumbent, Marty Connor, in a State Senate race, in a year when public antipathy towards the ossified ways of Albany is greater than it has been in recent memory. The line between underdog liberal reformer and Read More
Here are the highlights from yesterday’s press conference where a number of gay activists from Brooklyn criticized Republican State Senator Marty Golden for joining a lawsuit to block state agencies from recognizing same-sex marriages performed outside New York.
At the event, activist held signs calling Golden a “bigot,” and accused him of “homophobia,” primarily for Read More
Malcolm Smith, whose evolution on gay issues seems to have occurred around the time he become the Democratic leader in the state Senate, is hosting a “Salute to Pride” event in City Hall on October 11.
The RSVP contact person: Allen Roskoff.
Gay City News City Hall News, gay activist Allen Roskoff had a column about the Empire State Pride Agenda dinner and calls out Democratic Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein for stalling legislation to legalize gay marriage.
During the night, people are now talking about Assembly Member Helene Weinstein, who heads the Assembly Judiciary Read More
The closer the race, the greater the temptation to campaign the day before the primary — September 11th.
At a press conference today, I asked Yvette Clarke, whose congressional race in Brooklyn looks like a toss-up, about campaigning that day.
“I don’t believe it’s a day for active campaigning,” she said. Read More
Granted, Al Sharpton has always had a knack for attracting publicity, but we didn’t know he was that kind of celebrity. Friday, Rush and Molloy (second item from bottom) spotted him chatting with Giff Miller and Brian Ellner. Today, Page Six has him singing (singing!) with Allen Read More
The Politicker turned up at a mayoral forum at NYU last night in full force (2.5 of us attended), along with several reporters from more reputable publications, to hear Freddy answer an ancient grudge some in the gay community hold against him.
After an introduction from Melissa Sklarz that we can’t resist reprinting: “Freddy Ferrer Read More
Allen Roskoff caught U.S. Senator Charles Schumer last month at the intersection of power politics and gay iconography: a Chelsea showing of Lord of the Rings.
Mr. Roskoff, a scruffy, intense gay-rights activist, met the Senator on the popcorn line. “How come I don’t hear your voice in favor of same-sex marriage?” he asked.
“You’re Read More