New York City has always led and should continue to lead the charge of progress towards LGBTQ equality.
From the Stonewall Riots of 1969 to the passage of non-discrimination legislation and the creation of safer schools, New York City has been a strong leader at the epicenter of the LGBTQ equality movement since its inception. She is proud to have been endorsed in 2013 by both the Stonewall Democratic club and the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic club for her longtime support and advocacy for LGBTQ rights.
As chair of Community Board 1, she joined the fight to enact New York’s historic marriage equality law and more recently championed New York's surrogacy law. She will work every day as Councilwoman to address issues facing the community. Julie will work to help LGBTQ seniors facing rising rents stay in their homes. According to The Trevor Project, up to 40% of homeless teens are LGBTQ. Julie will fight for New York’s homeless LGBTQ youth by ensuring there are adequate resources to fight this crisis and support the work of key groups such as the Ali Forney Center.
As Councilwoman, Julie will continue her work in support of all LGBTQ New Yorkers.