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Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams
Brooklyn B/P Eric Adams Hosts NYC Public Advocate Candidates' Forum
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams hosts an important forum for the City of New York! The citywide public advocate of New York City succeeds the mayor if a vacancy occurs for whatever reason. Confirmed candidates tonight for Public Advocate include Jared Rich, Esq., community activist Anthony 'Tony' Herbert, and NYC Councilman Adrian Espinal, Jr., all from Brooklyn, in addition to Dawn Smalls, Esq., formerly worked for presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, and Benjamin 'Ben' Yee, both from Manhattan, and NYS Assemblyman Michael Blake from The Bronx. There are no candidates from Staten Island. The one from Queens (who crazily boasted 'Bo Dietl' for mayor a year or so ago) was a no-reply. Representing the STONEWALL Veterans' Association is Willson Henderson and Ramon Bellido. On behalf of PRIDE Democrats is Mendy Seltza and Sam Weiss. This Public Advocate forum is on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at Medgar Evers College on Bedford Avenue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Forum starts @ 6 p.m. In New York City, there is currently a vacancy in the citywide Public Advocate position. The special election is at the end of this month.
Brooklyn's Borough President Adams Hosts G.L.B.T. Conference
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Lee Adams ("Bk-B/P") personally hosts a conference for the intended reunification and refocusing of G.L.B.T. organizations that are wholly or serving Brooklyn. Purposes include discussions of various issues with the groups as well as initial planning for the monumental "Stonewall 50" in Brooklyn next June! A winning majority of the invited groups participated namely the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association (S.V.A.) appeared via Willson Henderson (born in Brooklyn) and Ramon Bellido (attends a weekly support facility in Brooklyn), the GLBTS Political Coalition represented by Rogers A. Hunt (lives and works in Brooklyn for decades), the Brooklyn LGBT Center covered by assistant director Jere Keys (also lives in Brooklyn), and the PRIDE Democrats of New York City represented by Steven L. Gradman (lives in Brooklyn and a former co-chair of Brooklyn LGBT Pride). The S.V.A. has led about a dozen Brooklyn Gay Pride parades with the famous 1969 convertible "Stonewall Car". The S.V.A. has also been a Brooklyn Pride Parade grand marshal! The productive and needed meeting was held in the grand conference room.
In a disharmonious maneuver for the G.L.B.T. community, three of the organizations did a 'no show'. That's not unity. Imagine if one of the Germanys failed to show? Or one of the Viet Nams? That's not unity! Even the Koreas are incredibly on the path to reunifucation! This is proof of the fractured G.L.B.T. community in Brooklyn. The task of reunifying Gay groups in Brooklyn proved more daunting than the reunification of the two Germanys or the two Viet Nams!! However, as a Bk-B/P staffer pointed out, this is just the first meeting. Brooklyn Borough President Adams readily endorsed the proposal to have a Brooklyn Borough President G.L.B.T. Advisory Council as was done in all but one of the NYC boroughs. It will discuss and plan for GT.L.B.T. Pride Month. It will meet monthly through May 2019 in the Borough Hall classic conference room. In June is the Brooklyn B/P's annual G.L.B.T. commemoration at Brooklyn Borough Hall!
Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams 2018 Letter of Appreciation to the S.V.A.
2018 NYC General Election Update:
Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams' staff counsel, Andrew S. Gounardes
(on 'leave' from the B/P's office) with a crucial endorsement and great support from
Mr. Adams won in an 'upset' victory as a New York State Senator from Brooklyn for
District 22 (Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Fort Hamilton, Gerritsen Beach)!