Michael Bloomberg Is Running for NYC Mayor Again. And He Wants the Gay Vote

Maybe you’ve heard Michael Bloomberg finagled his way into running for a third term as New York City’s mayor? Free of some of the scandals of other mayors of major cities, Bloomberg and his minions are blowing his cash on all cylinders, and that includes the gays.

Bloomberg’s gay outreach department wanted “you to see this great list below of folks that endorsed the Mayor today! Several names I’m sure your readers will recognize, like Tim Gunn, Dustin Lance Black, Cherry Jones, Isaac Mizrahi, and more.” Yes, famous persons endorse Bloomberg! Also, the locals!

We share this with you not because we give much weight to who celebrities are voting for, but to make record of the mayor’s campaign outreach to the gay community. And more importantly, to showcase whether Bloomberg’s words or actions speak louder.

From City Hall, Bloomberg has been demanding marriage equality, he’s supported counting same-sex couples in the U.S. census, and he’s used whatever political clout he has to lobby Albany to meet Gov. David Paterson’s demand for same-sex marriage in New York. He also reluctantly backed a legal challenge to same-sex marriages with a severe “but”: If courts ruled against it, he would lobby state legislators to change the law. Which he’s doing.