NEW YORK -- April 11 -- New York City mayoral candidates will discuss a variety of issues of particular relevance to the city's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community at a forum on Monday, April 11, 7 p.m., at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, 208 West 13th Street in New York City. All the mayoral contenders have been invited to this event. The confirmed speakers so far are former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer, Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields, New York City Council Speaker Gifford Miller, U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, all Democrats, and Republican investment banker Steve Shaw.
Topics expected to be addressed include same-sex marriage, the problem of homelessness among LGBT youth, transgender rights, and how to create safer schools. The public will have an opportunity to ask questions at this forum, which is being organized by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center's Public Policy & Government Relations Department. The free event will be moderated by Miriam Yeung, the Center's director of Public Policy & Government Relations.
Event co-sponsors are the Stonewall Democrats, Gay & Lesbian Independent Democrats, Empire State Pride Agenda, Gay Mens Health Crisis, Queers for Economic Justice, the Transgender Law & Policy Institute, the Center for Lesbian & Gay Studies and OUT People of Color PAC.