LGBTQ Political Clubs to Reconsider Stringer Endorsement

The sexual misconduct allegations surrounding mayoral candidate Scott Stringer have prompted two local LGBTQ political clubs to reconsider their choices for mayor after both groups threw their support behind his campaign.

Members of the citywide Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City and Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn (LID) will vote on May 5 and May 6, respectively, to determine whether or not to pull their support of Stringer and back another candidate. The sudden reconsideration comes less than a week after Jean Kim said Stringer, who formerly served in the State Assembly and as Manhattan borough president, groped her during his bid for public advocate two decades ago.

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