Wednesday, May 7, 2014

MEUSA Honors NYC Mayor


Marriage Equality USA announced that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will accept the 2014 Ally Honoree Award at the 16th Annual National Gala on May 19th in NYC. Brian Silva MEUSA Executive Director stated, “Mayor de Blasio has a long & impressive record supporting the LGBT community & the marriage equality movement. He worked tirelessly to establish New York City´s domestic partner registry & extend benefits to same gender partners, as well as personally lobbying state legislators to make marriage equality a reality in New York State.” Mayor de Blasio added, “I am proud that our state has embraced marriage equality & I applaud the work of organizations like Marriage Equality USA that fought to make this goal a reality. I am deeply honored to accept this award & look forward to working alongside the LGBTQ community to ensure our city continues to embrace all New Yorkers.” Jane Wishon MEUSA Board President concluded, “As Mayor, Bill de Blasio has recommitted his efforts to support the community including increasing support for LGBT youth & seniors, expanding affordable health care & continuing to ensure LGBT families get the support & recognition for their relationships.” Mayor de Blasio is joining fellow honorees Cathy Marino-Thomas, the Imperial Court of New York & Love & Pride at the 2014 National Gala. The National Gala will take place at the Copacabana 268 W 47th St in NYC on Monday May 19th From 6P with a VIP Reception & 7P for the General Reception with Dinner & Awards Starting at 7:45P.
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