Saint Pat's For All!!

March in the 19th Annual Saint Pat's For All Parade

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A Letter from LID's President: Why our community should support Melissa Mark-Viverito



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.  

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We're in Williamsburg Saturday!

Get OUT The Vote

LID Joins the Melissa Mark-Viverito campaign in rallying voters to participate in the February 26 Special Election for Public Advocate

Sat, February 16, 2019
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
Lorimer St/Metropolitan Av

After Party at 6pm at Metropolitan Bar

Volunteer for Melissa this Saturday!

LID has endorsed Melissa Mark-Viverito for the February 26 Special Election for Public Advocate! Let's join her campaign as we canvass this Saturday at Smorgasburg at Atlantic Center!  Please sign up and get in touch with the campaign using the email address below.


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Follow our Public Advocate Candidates on Social Media Using This Handy List

note: For PA questionnaire response, please go to

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.

Go to the article for the list

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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.

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The LGBTQ Public Advocate Forum is Wednesday, 1/16

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.

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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.