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Coming To NYC: Chick-Fil-A Megastore

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

During the Great Chicken Uproar of 2012, then-NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn demanded that the NYU cafeteria close its tiny walk-up Chick-Fil-A window, which remains the chain's sole outpost in the nation's largest city. But not...Show More Summary

Assembly reform plays key role in speaker's race

The race to succeed Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver in some ways parallels that of the contest to replace City Council Speaker Christine Quinn in late 2013, according to Queens Councilman Rory... To view the full story, click the title link.

Former NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn Joins Cuomo Administration as Adviser

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Former NYC City Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn is joining Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration as a special adviser to the governor, the NY Daily News reports: Quinn will be a part-time staffer until mid-April when she finishes her...

Christine Quinn's Next Political Move? Equality For Women

New York's former City Council speaker Christine Quinn is using her experience as a lesbian and a woman in politics by leading a new party. read more

Zephyr Teachout, Christine Quinn heat up over Women's Equality Party

Longshot gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout and former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn exchanged heated barbs Tuesday over Quinn’s backing for Gov.

Christine Quinn to appear on Bill Maher’s show

Former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn will be a guest on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” on April 25 — her first public appearance since leaving office Dec. 31. After leading the pack for much of last year’s mayoral race, Quinn finished a distant third in the Sept. 10 primary.

Video: Teary-Eyed Christine Quinn Leaves City Council

Yesterday, City Council Speaker and one-time mayoral frontunner Christine Quinn presided over her last meeting—which included the e-cigarette ban— at City Hall. She said, "We were tough. We didn’t take any s-t." [ more › ]

De Blasio headlines fundraiser for anti-Quinn group

An animal rights nonprofit that spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to undermine City Council Speaker Christine Quinn's mayoral bid is holding a tony Manhattan fundraiser December 4, and its main draw will be Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, whose campaign benefited from the heavy anti-Quinn spending. Show More Summary

Orlando Cruz Marries In Central Park

last yearLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Michael Lavers reports at Washington Blade: New York City Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito, who is among the frontrunners to succeed outgoing New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn in the position, officiated the ceremony. Pedro Julio Serrano of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and Shirley Casiano were witnesses. Show More Summary

City Council Kills Bloomberg's East Midtown Rezoning Proposal

  Yesterday afternoon, the New York City Council, led by Council Speaker Christine Quinn, dealt a huge blow to Mayor Bloomberg's plans to massively rezone East Midtown Manhattan for more modern skyscrapers. The Council indicated that the proposal would fail in a vote, so the mayor's office withdrew the proposal. Show More Summary

NEW YORK CITY: Corey Johnson Easily Wins Chelsea City Council Seat

last yearLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Openly gay and openly HIV+ former GLAAD staffer Corey Johnson scored an easy win yesterday, taking the Chelsea/West Village city council district of outgoing Speaker Christine Quinn by a massive margin. Johnson was first appointed to Chelsea's Community Board 4 in 2011 and later became its chair. He is a former contributor to Towleroad.

Progressives tout pull as speaker's race money abounds

With a yawning gap in the mayoral race between Bill de Blasio and Joseph Lhota, the attention of some New York politicos is turning to the behind-closed-doors contest for City Council speaker to succeed term-limited Christine Quinn. Things aren't expected to really get cooking until after the Nov. Show More Summary

Quinn, with city's power women, keeps her chin up

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn isn't sure what's next on her agenda, but she knows she's sick of lightning-round debate questions—her sense of humor undiminished since losing her bid to become the first female mayor of New York. Show More Summary

QUESTION: In 2013, Does A Political Candidate’s Sexual Orientation Still Matter?

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

In one of the great political surprises and upsets of 2013, openly lesbian City Council speaker Christine Quinn was defeated in her bid to become both the first female and first gay mayor of New York City. Quinn, who just four months ago had an aura of inevitability around her campaign to secure the democratic [...]

NYC City Council Speaker Christine Quinn Endorses Bill De Blasio for Mayor: VIDEO

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who was defeated in last week's Democratic primary, put her support behind Bill De Blasio's NYC mayoral campaign at a press conference earlier today. Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Quinn backs de Blasio—and trusts him, too

Throughout the campaign, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn hammered Public Advocate Bill de Blasio as someone voters simply could not trust. "He will say anything depending on whose votes he is trying to get," she said during the final mayoral debate on Sept. Show More Summary

Christine Quinn Will Endorse Bill De Blasio Today

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who led polls for the Democratic mayoral race up until the very end, finished a disappointing third during last week's primary election. Now, she's poised to throw her support behind her former rival, Bill de Blasio. [ more › ]

Christine Quinn and the Maturing of the LGBT Vote

Last night New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn cratered, dropping to a distant third place in New York City's Democratic mayoral primary after having been the frontrunner in the polls for months. But more fascinating were the groups that abandoned her in droves. Show More Summary

Editorial boards' primary election hits and misses

The opinions were unanimous: Council Speaker Christine Quinn was the most qualified candidate for mayor. "Ms. Quinn, the City Council speaker, offers the judgment and record of achievement anyone should want in a mayor," the New York Times exulted in its endorsement. Show More Summary

Christine Quinn Concedes New York Mayoral Race

2 years agoLGBT / Lesbian : SheWired.com

New York City Council speaker Christine Quinn conceded the mayoral race Tuesday night after finishing third in the high-profile Democratic primary. Quinn, who would have been New York City's first female and openly gay mayor, congratulated her opponents at the Dream Hotel in Chelsea with her wife, Kim Catullo, by her side. Show More Summary

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