Each year, LID honors those who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in our community.
On May 17, we are excited to present awards to
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries
State Senator Brad Hoylman
the New York Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG)
The Brooklyn Irish LGBTQ Organization (BILO)
Hors D'ouevres and Open BarRead more
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez Backs Decriminalization of Sex Work
“Decriminalizing Queerness,” a forum hosted by the Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn, brought together lawmakers and advocates to discuss criminal justice reform in the LGBTQ community.
Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez announced his support for the decriminalization of sex work at a Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn (LID) forum Thursday night.
Transgender and queer people of color are still disproportionately targeted and jailed three times more than the national average. LID is bringing together advocates and lawmakers to discuss how proposed reforms will improve our relationships with the criminal justice system.Read more
Next Tuesday, February 26, we go to the polls to vote for New York City’s next public advocate. This election is critical, and our community has a responsibility to vote. I am urging you to vote for Melissa Mark-Viverito. Here’s why:
The public advocate is a citywide elected official, second in line to the mayor, with a strong voice. When the PA speaks, press and lawmakers listen.Read more
note: For PA questionnaire response, please go to https://lidbrooklyn.org/nyc-public-advocate
Join us tonight, January 16 to hear Public Advocate candidates make their case to the LGBTQ Community. Presented with Stonewall Democratic Club of NYC, Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club and the Lesbian & Gay Democratic Club of Queens.Read more
Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and the Democratic Caucus pass GENDA and ban Conversion Therapy
BROOKLYN, NY. After years of inaction, a newly Democratic-controlled State Senate today passed key legislation long-sought by the LGBTQ community: the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) and a ban on the fraudulent practice of so-called Conversion Therapy.
Passage of GENDA prohibits, among other things, discrimination in employment and public accommodations against transgender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming members of the LGBTQ community. Banning conversion therapy ensures that LGBTQ and questioning youths will no longer be subjected to this barbaric and fraudulent practice, which has disproportionately affected Brooklyn youths, with no proven outcome other than depression, anxiety and suicide.Read more
Join us on Wednesday, January 16 to hear Public Advocate candidates make their case to the LGBTQ Community. Presented with Stonewall Democratic Club of NYC, Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club and the Lesbian & Gay Democratic Club of Queens.Read more