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
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.Read more
"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."
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.Read more
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.