Brooklyn LGBT Club endorses Anthony Weiner for Mayor Lesbian Civil Court candidate Norma Jennings wins backing

Lambda Independent Democrats, Brooklyn’s lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender political club, endorsed Congressman Anthony Weiner for Mayor on Monday June 6, 2005 at its meeting at the Old First Church in Park Slope. It also endorsed candidates for New York City Council and judicial races including LID member Norma Jennings.

In a long evening with spirited debate, Weiner and all of his rivals former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer, Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields and City Council Speaker Gifford Miller appeared in person at the club’s meeting to make a pitch for the Brooklyn LGBT community’s support.

Gary Parker's Lambda's President believed "democracy triumphed again. There were no attempts to pack the club with new members that would support one particular candidate. Weiner succeeded through hard work, diligence and a commitment to obtaining the club's endorsement."

LID Board members Scott Klein, Kay Mackey and Sandra Lara, who were part of the core of Weiner supporters commented, "Anthony stood out as someone who is courageous on LGBT issues as well as the only candidate who can defeat the incumbent Republican Mayor."

Brooklyn Democratic District Leader Alan Fleishman commented on the judicial races, "LID is proud to support one of our club members Norma Jean Jennings, whose outstanding qualifications and background will make her a fine addition to Brooklyn's judiciary." A Columbia University law school graduate, Jennings is currently an attorney working in Civil Court.

In the same evening, LID also endorsed Norman Siegel for Public Advocate. The other endorsed by LID were: Michael Gerstein - Civil Court - 6th District, Diana Reyna - 34th CD, Letitia James - 35th CD, David Galarza - 38th CD, Yvette Clarke - 40th CD and Lewis Fidler - 46th CD

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