Hamilton statement

Kavanaugh Resolution

Whereas the Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn (“LID”) finds that:

1. Justice Anthony Kennedy has played a moderating role on the Supreme Court; while a portion of his jurisprudence may not be regarded as progressive victories, he has consistently played a pivotal role in securing rights for LGBTQ persons, including cases such as Romer v. Evans, Lawrence v. Texas, United States v. Windsor, and Obergefell v. Hodges.

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Remembering Kay Mackey, LID Vice President

We lost a member of our LID family last night.  Kay Mackey, Vice President, and long-time board member lost her battle with ovarian cancer.  She was an advocate, leader, activist, lawyer, friend, progressive, proud lesbian, and all around decent human being.  There are many wonderful things that one can say about Kay, and I hope her spirit lives on in all of us who were fortunate to know her.  Below is a touching tribute her wife Jess posted:

"A special light in the world was extinguished last night. Kay was an amazing friend and my wife. She loved her family and her friends with a heart too big to be contained in this world.

Look around you to your family and friends and remember how much they mean to you and how you are blessed to have them in your life. You are a better person for being loved.

Go out and do a good deed. Make the world a better place because you are here. Look at shapes in the clouds and smile. And live your life to the fullest. It’s what Kay did."

Below are the arrangements that Jess and her family have made.  
Nolan & Taylor-Howe Funeral Home
5 Laurel Ave
Northport, NY 11768

Viewing Wednesday 6/207-9pm
Service Thursday 6/21, 11am

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Fresh Air Fund of NYC.

LID continues to press for GENDA Passage Following Supreme Court Ruling

Today, the Supreme Court ruled that there is still room for discrimination against LGBTQ persons in day-to-day business dealings. In a narrow ruling, a majority of the Court held that a state commission in Colorado had violated the Constitution’s protection of religious freedom in ruling against the right-wing religious baker who had refused to create a custom wedding cake for a gay couple.

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Celebrating 40 Years of LID

40 years is a long time.

In 1978, a small group of Lesbian and Gay Brooklynites met in Gary Deane’s living room to organize a Gay Democratic Club.  And Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn was born.

We have witnessed so much positive change which seemed like a distant dream 40 years ago: civil rights in New York State and City, and marriage equality throughout the country.

As we celebrate our 40th Anniversary this year at Berg’n on May 17th this year, we ask for your join us for this historic event.

You can buy your tickets at the following link: https://www.lidbrooklyn.org/lid_40

We look forward to your support and to our continued work together.



Justice Reform & the LGBT Community

At our next general membership on January 31, 2018 (flier below), in addition to a discussion on criminal justice, we will be voting on our 2018 Officers and Board. Be sure to join us at 7pm inside St. John's Lutheran Church (155 Milton St.) in Greenpoint.

LID supports censure resolution in response to Trump's latest commentary

Lambda Independent Democrats condemns, in the strongest terms, President Donald Trump’s recent use of profanity to describe Haiti and African nations. As proud Brooklynites, here we stand united with our borough’s diverse leaders and citizens, many of whom have strong familial and cultural ties to these nations. We support the resolution introduced by our friend, Rep. Jerrold Nadler,  which censures and condemns the President for making these inappropriate and racist comments. We call on all members of the Brooklyn delegation to support this resolution.

“It is time for all members of Congress to make a statement against hatred and bigotry,” said LID Co-President Scott Klein. “Now is the time."