Six Queer Candidates Poised to Win Council Primaries

Queer candidates faltered in citywide and boroughwide competitions, but six LGBTQ City Council hopefuls across Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn appear to be in position to win their Democratic primary races and expand the LGBT Caucus in historic fashion.

The City Council contests were critical to boosting and diversifying an LGBT caucus consisting entirely of men — and the importance of queer representation became even greater after the five-member LGBT Caucus shrank to four when Ritchie Torres left his Bronx Council seat to succeed José E. Serrano in the 15th Congressional District.

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