Was Quinn's Loss in New York a Setback for LGBT Equality?

Nov 16, 2013 Full story: EDGE 13

Christine Quinn's failed campaign to become New York City's first out-LGBT and female mayor has aroused a debate about whether we have moved beyond identity politics and into a "post-gay" political universe.

Full Story

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#1 Nov 17, 2013
I don't think it has anything to do with her sexuality - from what I understand she was a bad candidate.

When I become a citizen here I would not vote for the Liberal party in Ontario, despite having a lesbian premier here. They have shown themselves to be corrupt and worthless and she is no better than her straight predecessor.
Earl

Austin, TX

#2 Nov 17, 2013
WOO HOO!

Way to go New York!

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#3 Nov 17, 2013
An inferior candidate is an inferior candidate.
Sir Andrew

Honolulu, HI

#4 Nov 17, 2013
She lost not because she was gay and deBlasio straight, but because the latter clearly made a better mayor than the former. She's fine in the city council, and deserves the place she's held, but she is not mayoral quality.

Ergo, this was not a setback for GLBT equality. It was actually a step forward. She was treated as every other candidate, and the public made their choice on qualifications. When we are part of the world without sexuality being a consideration, then we have won. The person who wrote the headline is trying to create a controversy where none exists. And that is disgraceful.

But, this is from the Edge, so we can expect nothing less. Or nothing more.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

33.00, -111.51

#5 Nov 17, 2013
Its too bad she lost. They predicted that id she had won, thousands of new construction jobs would've been created because they would have had to greatly strengthen all the bridges in the city.

When the skies kept going dark in New York in autumn, people at first thought it was an unusual amount of eclipses. Turns out it was just Christine Quinn blotting out the sun as she plodded down the streets.

No more "shovel-ready jobs" now that she lost.....:(

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#6 Nov 17, 2013
New York City appears to be setting a new trend in politics: A true progressive beat a slate of more moderate politicians. Quinn, in particular, was hurt by her close association with Bloomberg policies. For the first time in many years, Republicans didn't even have a chance.

Will this mood in NYC persist? Do trends in NYC still influence the nation? Can a politician live up to his promises to serve the people, even if Wall Street opposes him?

This will be an interesting administration to watch. But not because of anything to do with sexuality of the players.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

33.00, -111.51

#7 Nov 17, 2013
nhjeff wrote:
New York City appears to be setting a new trend in politics: A true progressive beat a slate of more moderate politicians. Quinn, in particular, was hurt by her close association with Bloomberg policies. For the first time in many years, Republicans didn't even have a chance.
Will this mood in NYC persist? Do trends in NYC still influence the nation? Can a politician live up to his promises to serve the people, even if Wall Street opposes him?
This will be an interesting administration to watch. But not because of anything to do with sexuality of the players.
The Mayor-elect's wife is a black lesbian, and he changed his name from Warren Wilhelm.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#8 Nov 17, 2013
So says the racist follower of anti-gay Cohen. Foxy of all people should know that having sex with a woman doesn't make a woman a lesbian.

But we must applaud him for outdoing Richard Cohen by adding transvestism into his intended insult. Bravo, Foxy. Bravo.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

33.00, -111.51

#9 Nov 17, 2013
nhjeff wrote:
So says the racist follower of anti-gay Cohen. Foxy of all people should know that having sex with a woman doesn't make a woman a lesbian.
But we must applaud him for outdoing Richard Cohen by adding transvestism into his intended insult. Bravo, Foxy. Bravo.
If you just googled Bill deBlasio, you would have found numerous reputable references stating he was named Warren Wilhelm, Jr. on May 8, 1961.

If you googled his wife, Chirlane McCray, and searched for an image, you would have found you would have found numerous reputable references stating that she is black, along with numerous images of her, is a lesbian, that she published an essay in Essence Magazine in 1979, entitled "I Am a Lesbian", "an essay described as "groundbreaking" for how a black woman discussed her sexuality in a black magazine. The purpose of the essay was to "dispel the myth that there are no gay black people"."

Can you point out ANYTHING I said in either post that is UNTRUE ?

Since: Nov 13

Location hidden

#10 Nov 18, 2013
The chilling thing is that she was the front runner until De Blasio trounced her.

I don't know how clearer I can make this: Lesbians should not be role models.

Since: Mar 07

Rhoadesville, VA

#11 Nov 18, 2013
garylloyd wrote:
The chilling thing is that she was the front runner until De Blasio trounced her.
I don't know how clearer I can make this: Lesbians should not be role models.
So, all women should be judged ONLY on who they can be attracted to, and not character or actions?

Why?

How does the person they are dating always define their worth in other areas?

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

33.00, -111.51

#12 Nov 18, 2013
garylloyd wrote:
The chilling thing is that she was the front runner until De Blasio trounced her.
I don't know how clearer I can make this: Lesbians should not be role models.
You're not a fan of my website, www.greatbigfatblackhairylesbians.com ?!

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#13 Nov 18, 2013
garylloyd wrote:
The chilling thing is that she was the front runner until De Blasio trounced her.
I don't know how clearer I can make this: Lesbians should not be role models.
The Mayor-elect and Spouse are beards.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

US Senate Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Barack Obama, our next President (Nov '08) 2 min Just Say No to So... 1,144,474
Congress can block use of fees for immigration ... 4 min xxxrayted 35
New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges? 5 min Turning The Tables 3,150
BARACK OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE: Suit contesting... (Jan '09) 13 min Rogue Scholar 05 180,977
Woman's trip of a lifetime turns into East Timo... 22 min pak alif 2
Elizabeth Warren calls out Obama on nominee 38 min Butters 14
Gang of bears caught playing in family's swimmi... (Dec '13) 59 min Cuban Coffee 74
Prioritizing healthcare overhaul was a mistake:... 2 hr tha Professor 27

US Senate People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE