FOR ALL THE GAYS

NYC Mayoral Hopeful Christine Quinn Knows Our Struggle, Says Dustin Lance Black

Picture 1Openly gay New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn may not be leading in the latest Quinnipiac poll, but when it comes to super celebrity endorsements, she’s totally unmatched.

Today, Oscar-winning screenwriter, director and producer Dustin Lance Black hopped on the Quinn caboose with a new video endorsement on Quinn’s campaign site. Unlike the famous supporters before him, Black appealed to the victims of discrimination, citing Quinn as the only leader with a track record of “proven effectiveness” when it comes to LGBT issues:

“Whenever you have someone who comes from a background, from a people who have been discriminated against, and you watch them do the hard work and have that steely resolve – that strength – to rise to the top and to prove herself effective, I think that’s inspiration to so many other people.

Not just people from the LGBT community, not just women, but any group that has ever been discriminated against. It says you can do it too, it says there is opportunity for you to rise to the top and to one day, like Christine, be the mayor of the greatest city in the country.”

He also referred to the recent string of anti-gay attacks plaguing the city’s streets in the wake of last year’s landmark marriage equality legislation. “Here is a woman who is going to be mayor saying ‘We’re going to make a home for you here, and we’re going to make sure you’re safe,'” he said.

He may be a few puns short of George Takei, but with a face like that, we can forgive him.

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10 Comments

  • Craig

    I knew I didn’t like him. He only understands money and popularity.

    There are so many reasons to not support Quinn. She will sell LGBT New York to the highest bidder. NY LGBT should be about more than rich queens, expensive lifestyles and Fire Island. He doesn’t get it.

  • Dxley

    I bet he still likes it bareback with a fat dick!

  • viveutvivas

    She knows the struggle of the rich white gentrified gays.

    She was, however, instrumental in trying to kick out the young poor queers congregating in the rich white neighborhood she represents. Can’t have those people around reducing your property values, can you?

  • balehead

    He’s such an elitist white gay……

  • Polaro

    What wrong with successful gay guys? Why do you guys all sound so bitter? Not one comment about what he actually said, just slams because he is successful, white and gets some. I’ll go to his party.

  • Bozen

    Is he wearing make up?

  • AEH

    That’s a pretty good endorsement he just gave her. Here’s hoping she’ll back up the claims.

  • viveutvivas

    “Not just people from the LGBT community, not just women, but any group that has ever been discriminated against. It says you can do it too, it says there is opportunity for you to rise to the top and to one day, like Christine, be the mayor of the greatest city in the country.”

    Yeah right, except that you have to rise to the top first before Quinn will represent your interests. Quinn has been instrumental in policies pushing out everyone but the rich from affordable housing in much of Manhattan. De Blasio will be a much better advocate for the non-elite, and I am sure he will be fine with gay people.

  • Polaro

    @viveutvivas: Sorry, if you can’t afford the neighborhood, move. That’s what I have to do. Why should it be any better for poorer people than me? Public housing is a failure and a blight on inner cities – and if you argue with me, I suggest you move into one and then comment. You can be unemployed somewhere cheaper. I sound like a Republican on this issue, but on this issue they are right.

  • viveutvivas

    I am not talking about public housing; rather, affordable housing for the middle and working classes, both of whom are being driven out of Manhattan.

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