April Meeting: Federal Endorsements!

Join us Wednesday, April 25th for our Federal Endorsement meeting.  We'll hear from the campaigns of candidates from all five boroughs, review their questionnaire answers, and members will vote to endorse those candidates that will be the best for the LGBTQ community.

(If you are a candidate seeking endorsement, you have until April 23rd to fill in the questionnaire. Let us know, and we'll send the questionnaire our to you!)


Annual Event Honorees Announced!

We're thrilled to announce the honorees for our May 31 Annual Event & Pride Kickoff:

  • Hon. Corey Johnson
    • Speaker, New York City Council
  • Earl Fowlkes
    • Chair, LGBT Caucus, Democratic National Committee
    • CEO and President of Center for Black Equity
    • President, Gertrude Stein Democratic Club
  • Rose Christ
    • Principal, NY Government Practice, Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies
    • Former President, SDNYC
  • Cecilia Gentili
    • Director of Policy, GMHC
  • Kris Kohler
    • Deputy Director, Mason Tenders District Council of Greater New York Political Action Committee

    We hope you'll join us in celebrating these luminous leaders on Thursday, May 31, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at RAISE NY, 416 Third Avenue, Manhattan.  We'll have an open bar, hors d'oevres and a memorable evening!

    Your tickets and sponsorships are the primary source of funding for the work SDNYC is doing to Flip It Blue in 2018.  Buy yours today!

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    SDNYC 2018 Special Elections Endorsement Announcement

    Tonight SDNYC's membership reviewed requests from candidates seeking the Club's endorsement in the 2018 Special Elections, evaluating their commitment to the LGBTQ community.  We are pleased to announce that our members voted to endorse the following candidates:

    State Senate, 32nd District (Bronx):  Luis Sepulveda

    Assembly, 39th District (Queens):  Ari Espinal

    Assembly, 80th District (Bronx):  Nathalia Fernandez

    Assembly, 74th District (Manhattan):  Harvey Epstein

    (Photo credits:  Dirk McCall, Jon Nalley and Andy Praschak)

    SDNYC Statement on New White House Policy for Transgender Troops

    In response to Trump’s announcement that the administration will ban most transgender persons from military service, SDNYC releases this statement:

    “Transgender service members wear the uniforms of our nation’s military with honor, pride, and distinction.  The Trump/Pence administration know nothing about honor or public service, only about exploiting our transgender heroes in order to further promote their agenda of division and hate.  Our military is one of voluntary service, where our most dedicated citizens answer the call to serve; transgender patriots are willing to serve and give their lives to keep America strong.  Institutionalizing bigotry hampers our military and weakens our nation.

    “Military officials and the courts have spoken against and stricken down Trump’s previous iterations of intolerance.  This new policy is no different.  SDNYC will continue to proudly support all of our patriots in uniform.”




    St. Pat's for All is the first St. Patrick's Day parade in NYC that is open and welcoming to all who wish to share the spirit of the day, regardless of race, gender, creed, or sexual orientation. In its nineteenth year, the parade is a wonderful way to spread the spirit of the Irish.  



    This year, SDNYC will join our friends from the Lesbian & Gay Democratic Club of Queens and Lambda Independent Democrats in marching down Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside.  Please join us in the parade line up at 1 pm at Skillman Avenue and 41st Street.  We'll be easy to find in our festive St. Pat's hats!


    February Meeting: Thank you!

    Thank you to everyone who attended our 2018 Blueprint/Planning Meeting.  Your contributions and voice will help us flip red seats to blue this year!

    2018 Elections: Get Ready to Flip It Blue!

    Whether you are new member or a member of 32 years, there is role for you in the 2018 elections!  

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     - Our 2018 Election and Endorsement Calendar is posted for both members and candidates.  This outlines crucial dates for endorsements, dates of primary and general election activity, 

     - Please join us February 28th, 8 p.m. for our 2018 Planning Meeting.  We'll explore the club's activities for the coming year and discuss ways to get involved.  RSVP on Facebook or just show up.  The meeting will feature amazing guest speakers and is free to attend.

     - Important date:  If you are a new member or a member that did not pay dues in 2016 or 2017, you must pay on or before February 28th to be able to vote in our Congressional Endorsement meeting in April.  Renew today:  http://sdnyc.org/membership