Welcome to the home of the the Gay & Lesbian Independent Democrats (GLID). Founded in 1972, GLID was the first gay and lesbian democratic club in New York.
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A progressive club serving New York County (Manhattan), GLID lobbies elected officials, sponsors public forums, conducts voter registration drives, advocates for LGBT New Yorkers on issues of importance to our community, endorses candidates and boasts an impressive string of victories helping LGBT people and other progressives gain political office. GLID offers members and non-members many opportunities to learn about their local elected officials and the candidates who seek elected office.
For Immediate Release:
Contact: Anthony Hayes | 917.601.0410 |
GAY & LESBIAN INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATS ANNOUNCE ENDORSEMENT OF HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IN THE 2016 NEW YORK STATE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
“Being LGBT does not make you less human, and that is why gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights.” – Secretary Hillary Clinton December 6, 2011
New York, New York – The Gay and Lesbian Independent Democrats of Manhattan (GLID) announced today that its membership voted overwhelmingly to endorse Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 2016 New York State Democratic primary election for President of the United States. GLID is honored to stand by Secretary Clinton and urges LGBT New Yorkers to vote for her in the upcoming Democratic primary election on April 19th, 2016.
GLID is confident there is no other Democratic candidate running for president in 2016 who better understands New Yorkers or will stand up for LGBT rights than Secretary Hillary Clinton, a current resident of and former U.S. Senator for the Empire State. Secretary Clinton is the first and only presidential candidate to prominently feature LGBT individuals and couples in her campaign ads and has pledged to protect LGBT equality since the announcement of her current presidential campaign. She has pledged to allow for the service of those of transgender experience in the military, to penalize child welfare agencies that discriminate against same sex parents, and to lower costs of HIV medication. Earlier this year, Secretary Clinton also stated at an LGBT event, “We need to say with one voice that transgender people are valued…. They are loved and they are us.” Secretary Clinton has stood by New Yorkers in the past and has pledged to protect our civil rights as President, no matter which part of “LGBTQ” we represent.
“It’s easy to say every election is the most important one of our lives, but the 2016 presidential race truly is critical to the LGBT community,” said GLID President Anthony Hayes. “We have seen time and again that Republicans will ignore our constitutional rights, and as a community we must come together to ensure that we not only hold onto the White House, but also elect democrats who support full LGBT equality.”
Hayes continued: “During the course of her long career, Secretary Clinton has distinguished herself as a true champion of equality for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans community – and we believe the detailed plan she put forward to protect and advance LGBT rights is unparalleled. GLID is proud to endorse Secretary Clinton for president and we look forward to advocating for her just as she has done for the LGBT community for so many years.”
After basing her national campaign office in New York City and employing an openly LGBT campaign manager and finance director, it is clear Secretary Clinton values the city and LGBT equality.
Founded in 1972, GLID was the first gay and lesbian Democratic club in New York. The club serves LGBT New Yorkers by advocating for issues important to the community, sponsoring public forums, and conducting voter registration drives. GLID also educates both members and non-members about their local elected officials and candidates who seek public office. To learn more about GLID, please visit our website at: www.glidny.org.