Council removes anti-LGBTQ Vickie Paladino from Mental Health Committee


The City Council voted to remove Queens City Councilmember Vickie Paladino from the Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities, and Addiction on March 2 as a form of punishment for spewing anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and attacking drag story hour over the course of the last year.

The move came as part of a Rules Committee resolution involving committee membership changes across the City Council. The committee voted unanimously to approve the changes during a morning hearing before concluding the process during a full Council vote in the afternoon.