LGBTQ Candidates Get Out the Vote Ahead of Primary Day

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With early voting already underway in New York City, LGBTQ political candidates are hitting the pavement and locking down as many votes as possible ahead of the June 22 primary.

Dozens of queer candidates are running for office across different levels of government during a crucial election year when the City Council’s entire LGBTQ caucus will soon depart due to term limits — and one out city lawmaker, Ritchie Torres, has already left following his election to Congress.

There is not only pressure to replace the five-member LGBT Caucus, but to grow it — and the election cycle presents new opportunities to bring diversity to an LGBT Caucus that consists entirely of men. All of that is a big question mark, however, and the future of LGBTQ representation in city government is hanging in the balance.

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