Lambda Independent Democrats (LID) LID Endorse Hillary Clinton for President

Brooklyn's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender political voice, Lambda Independent Democrats, voted overwhelmingly tonight to endorse Senator Hillary Clinton for President of the United States.

"We have a candidate in this race that is someone we know well and we're proud to be endorsing her tonight," said Terrance Knox, the newly elected Co-President of LID.

Dan Willson, who was also elected Co-President said the club would enthusiastically support Clinton in the upcoming New York primary on February 5th. "LID is an important voice in Brooklyn and our members haven spoken strongly for Sen. Clinton tonight," Willson said. "When we look at the Republican alternatives for president it is clear that the stakes are high for our community and we must prevail in November."

Openly gay Democratic District Leader Alan Fleishman stated, "Hillary Clinton has been a strong ally of LGBT New Yorkers in the struggle for our civil rights as our Senator. And I know she will fight hard for full equality for gay Americans as our President."

Speaking on behalf of the Clinton campaign were Congressman Jerrold Nadler and Fred Hochberg, the Dean of Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy. The Barack Obama campaign was represented by Maxim Thorn, and speaking on behalf of John Edwards was Kevin Jennings, the executive director of the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN).

In addition to the election of Knox and Willson, Lisa Badner was elected Vice President, Renee Cafiero was re-elected Corresponding Secretary and Scott Klein was re-elected as Treasurer. Willson and Knox succeed Gary Parker and Christopher Murray who led the club for 3 years.

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