Brooklyn Gay Political Club Applauds Choice of Christine Quinn as City Council Speaker

Lambda Independent Democrats (LID), Brooklyn’s LGBT political club, today expressed great excitement and celebration with the pending election Wednesday of Councilmember Christine Quinn as Speaker of the New York City Council.

“This is an historic victory, both for Councilmember Quinn and also for the LGBT community locally and nationally,” said LID President Gary Parker. “Chris is the best person for this job, will be an extremely effective speaker, and will continue to champion the rights of LGBT citizens and all New Yorkers.”

Openly gay Park Slope Democratic District Leader Alan Fleishman said, "Many of us have worked with Chris over the years, first when she worked for Tom Duane and then as Executive Director of the New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project as well as during her tenure on the City Council, so we know first hand what a skilled organizer and terrific advocate she will be for the people of the City of New York."

Lambda Vice President Christopher Murray said, "the LGBT community thanks the members of the Brooklyn City Council delegation for entrusting their leadership to someone we know will do an outstanding job as their leader."

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