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Quinn Rallies Hundreds at Stonewall Four Days Ahead of Primary

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PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | With video at the conclusion.

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn plunges into the crowd of thousands who gathered in front of the Stonewall Inn in Sheridan Square on September 6, four days before the Democratic mayoral primary. | DONNA ACETO
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn plunges into the crowd who gathered in front of the Stonewall Inn in Sheridan Square on September 6, four days before the Democratic mayoral primary. | DONNA ACETO

Edie Windsor, the successful plaintiff in the lawsuit that invalidated the most significant portion of the  federal Defense of Marriage Act, spoke on Quinn's behalf, as actor and singer Cheyenne Jackson looked on. | DONNA ACETO
Edie Windsor, the successful plaintiff in the lawsuit that invalidated the most significant portion of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, spoke on Quinn's behalf, as actor and singer Cheyenne Jackson looked on. | DONNA ACETO

Former State Senator Tom Duane, for whom Quinn served as chief of staff while he held the City Council seat she now occupies, spoke to the crowd. | DONNA ACETO
Former State Senator Tom Duane, for whom Quinn served as chief of staff while he held the City Council seat she now occupies, spoke to the crowd. | DONNA ACETO

The crowd gathered Friday night at the Stonewall. | DONNA ACETO
The crowd gathered Friday night at the Stonewall. | DONNA ACETO

Jane Clementi, chair of the Tyler Clementi Foundation, named for her late son who took his life in 2010 after his Rutgers roommate secretly webcast intimate moments he shared with another man, speaks while longtime gay activist David Mixner looks on. | DONNA ACETO
Jane Clementi, chair of the Tyler Clementi Foundation, named for her late son who took his life in 2010 after his Rutgers roommate secretly webcast intimate moments he shared with another man, speaks while longtime gay activist David Mixner looks on. | DONNA ACETO

Self-proclaimed pushy dyke comedian Judy Gold is buoyant in her support for Quinn. | DONNA ACETO
Self-proclaimed pushy dyke comedian Judy Gold is buoyant in her support for Quinn. | DONNA ACETO

Cheyenne Jackson serenades the crowd. | DONNA ACETO
Cheyenne Jackson serenades the crowd. | DONNA ACETO

Quinn, with her wife Kim Catullo. | DONNA ACETO
Quinn, with her wife Kim Catullo. | DONNA ACETO

Updated 5:17 pm, July 20, 2018
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Simon says:
How sweet this solidarity! Quinn's supporters seem to be overwhelmingly white. Not enough in a majority minority city!
Sept. 8, 2013, 9:52 pm
William Stribling says:
Lived in the city since '57, 81 year old homosexual, Christine Quinn has never contributed one improvement to issues and situations I have dealt with in relation to that. She accommodates developers and real estate interests - GLTB people of economic status beneath hers do not get represented by politicians living on the public dole such as Quinn. When mayor Bloomberg refused to honor New York State Supreme Court ruling (lower court) that gave the city permission to offer gay marriage, where was Quinn except on board with the Bloomberg game plan. I am so upped by Governor Cuomo's condemnation of the racist class warrior Bloomberg's Saturday comments attacking deBlaiso - thank you Mr. Mayor and praise be to Cuomo and no thanks Gay City News. Christine most certainly does not have the back of a majority of our rainbow GLTB - far from it.
Sept. 8, 2013, 11:23 pm
LittleBearNYC says:
LIke William S. I am a long time NYer (born in the Bronx in 1954), and a Gay Liberation (as opposed to Rights) activist since 1974. The split between older Gay activists(mostly Anybody but Quinn), and the youngin's supporting Quinn for single issue reasons is very interesting. Those who know her history distrust her, and at this point distrust any of Gay City News' political recommendations. Fortunately the citizens of NYC understand this more than any of the Corporatist media outlets endorsing Quinn (yours included). A vote for 'Quinnberg' would validate all the hateful vitriol coming out of the current Mayor's 1% lying mouth (someone who has waged class warfare accusing someone else of class warfare?). And fortunately Mayor Bloomberg's remarks came out before the primary thereby further hurting Quinnberg's chances. There must be consequences to bad behavior and misleading constituents. Just as Weiner is being punished for the harmless non-crime of sending dick pics to women, Quinn must be punished for her craven political calculations over term limits. But don't cry for Crissy - Lord Blankstein is awaiting her at Goldman Sachs with open arms.
Sept. 9, 2013, 11:12 am

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