April General Meeting

What to do about the IDC?  

The Independent Democrats in the NY State Senate have stopped bill after progressive bill from moving forward in Albany. At a time when many are relying on NY State to protect civil rights and provide affordable healthcare - how do we ensure that our legislators are listening to us and not partnering with Senate Republicans to stymie progress?

April 13th, at 7 PM


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General Meeting in Partnership with Sunset Park Latino Democrats

Next General Meeting March 9th:

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Join LID Sunday at the St. Pat's for All Parade!

Join LID and LGBTQ New Yorkers as we march to celebrate an inclusive St. Patrick's Day at the 18th annual St. Pat's for All Parade.

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General Meeting (Canceled)

Our general meeting has been canceled due to the snowstorm

We will reschedule soon. Thank you for being a valued member of our community.


GOTV for Hillary

Join Stonewall Democrats and friends for 7-Days of Phone Banking Nov. 1 - Nov. 7!

LOCATION UPDATE: Clinton Manhattan Headquarters, 52 Broadway, 12th Fl.



Tues. Nov. 1st – Fri. Nov 4th

5:30pm – 9:00pm

Sat. Nov. 5th & Sun. Nov. 6th      

10:30am – 2:00pm   

Mon. 7th

5:30pm – 9:00pm

Click here to RSVP on Facebook & to share event info with your friends!




Get on the Buses To PA to GOTV For Clinton:

Visit www.KeepPABlue.com and sign up to #GetOnTheBus to PA
November 5-8




LID's Organizing for Hillary Meeting



Join LID at our October monthly meeting where we will have representatives from the Hillary Clinton campaign and discuss how to organize in the last month before the election.


7:00 PM to 8:30 PM


As president, Hillary will:

Fight for full federal equality for LGBT Americans. Hillary will work with Congress to pass the Equality Act, continue President Obama’s LGBT equality executive actions, and support efforts underway in the courts to protect people from discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation in every aspect of public life.

Support LGBT youth, parents, and elders. Hillary will end so-called “conversion therapy” for minors, combat youth homelessness by ensuring adequate funding for safe and welcoming shelters, and take on bullying and harassment in schools. She’ll end discriminatory treatment of LGBT families in adoptions, and protect LGBT elders against discrimination.

Honor the military service of LGBT people. Hillary applauds the Pentagon’s decision to allow transgender personnel to serve openly, and as Commander-in-Chief, she will upgrade service records of LGBT veterans dismissed due to their sexual orientation.

Fight for an AIDS-free generation. 

Protect transgender rights. Hillary will work to protect transgender individuals from violence, make it easier for transgender Americans to change their gender marker on identification documents, and invest in law enforcement training focused on fair and impartial policing, including in interactions with LGBT people.

Promote human rights of LGBT people around the world. Hillary will promote LGBT human rights and ensure America’s foreign policy is inclusive of LGBT people, including increasing our investment in the Global Equality Fund to advance human rights.

Donate to Progressive Candidates

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Champagne and Dessert on August 17th in Greenpoint. As a reminder, September 13, 2016 is the date of primaries for State Legislature, Judicial seats and District Leader.

We strongly encourage everyone to donate to our endorsed candidates with primaries in September!


  • Debbie Medina - 18th Senatorial District
  • Senator Velmanette Montgomery - 25th Senatorial District




  • Odessa Kennedy
  • Dena Douglas
  • Jacqueline Williams


  • Jill Epstein


  • Susan Quirk

Chamapgne and Dessert 2016

Join Lambda Independent Democrats at the home of David Shanton and Randy Sandlin for a fundraising reception in support of LID's endorsed candidates for State Legislature and District Leaders who are in contested primaries. This will be a fun opportunity to meet candidates, share ideas and make donations directly to their campaigns. Drinks and desserts will be served.

As a reminder, September 13, 2016 is the date of primaries for State Legislature and District Leader.

Where: Home of David Shanton and Randy Sandlin, 43 McGuinness Blvd., Brooklyn, NY 11222

When: Wednesday, August 17, 7pm-9pm

Why: To help elect progressive, pro-equality candidates to public office, so that our community's issues are a priority in our local, state and federal government.

Remember: Please bring your checkbook to support our endorsed candidates. Anyone who makes a donation will do through directly through the campaign. 

LID's Endorsed Candidates with Contested Primaries on 9/13:


  • Assemblymember Latrice Monique Walker - 55th Assembly District
  • Robert Carroll - 44th Assembly District
  • Assemblymember Pamela Harris - 46th Assembly District


  • Debbie Medina - 18th Senatorial District
  • Senator Velmanette Montgomery - 25th Senatorial District


  • Chris McCreight - 46th Assembly District
  • Emily Gallagher -50th Assembly District
  • Olanike Alabi - 57th Assembly District


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