The Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City gathered on the evening of June 1 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its founding as well as two decades since the passage of the gay civil right law in 1986. Many political leaders who supported that landmark piece of city legislation were on hand to help the club celebrate. Pictured here are former Mayor Ed Koch, who signed the bill into law, Chelsea state Assemblyman Dick Gottfried, Dirk McCall, the club’s president; Tom Smith, a past Stonewall president; and Marty Algaze, a past president and the dinner chairman. Mark Thompson, in the background, is the group’s corresponding secretary.
On June 20, the club holds a Celebration of Women in Politics, honoring City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Councilwoman Rosie Mendez. The event takes place at 6 p.m. at Therapy Lounge, 348 West 52nd Street. Admission is $25, with reservations at yacco@kurl