Eric Adams Leads LGBTQ Unity Rally

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Mayoral hopeful Eric Adams joined elected officials and community leaders on October 30 for an LGBTQ unity rally ahead of the November 2 general election.

The event was held at The Q — an LGBTQ bar at 795 Eighth Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen — and featured several out elected officials, including Congressmember Ritchie Torres of the Bronx, State Senator Brad Hoylman of Manhattan, and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson of Manhattan. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Congressmember Jerrold Nadler, and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer were also in attendance.

Manhattan City Council candidate Erik Bottcher, who is running unopposed in the race to succeed Johnson in District Three, introduced Adams to the crowd.

“I greatly look forward to working with you in the months and the years ahead,” said Bottcher, who easily dispatched the competition in his Democratic primary race earlier this year. “We’re not going to agree all the time, but we’re going to sit down and be productive and put politics aside.”

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