Here's some fodder for the anonymice of Jonathan Martin's preview of the coming conservative attackson Rudy: A memo released by New York State's main gay lobbying group, the Empire State Pride Agenda , after he left office, and given to me by the group. Full text after the jump. One of the items on the positive side of the ledger, depicting the difficult line Rudy walks: "He participated in the annual Gay Pride Parade although he does not march in front of St. As the LGBT community in New York City is not monolithic in its political leanings, its views and perceptions of the Giuliani years and record vary widely. Certainly after his defeat of incumbent Mayor David Dinkins in , the general mood among LGBT community activists was one of suspicion and anxiety.
In addition to telling the crowd that the then-NYC mayor would appear on Queer As Folk to raise pro-gay dough, co-chair Jeff Soref reminds them that Giuliani spent some time in drag. Not a good look for social conservatives, to say the least. As mayor, Giuliani equated domestic partnership rights to rights for married people, [Pride Agenda honcho Alan] Van Capelle said. Giuliani was once in support of civil unions for gay couples, Van Capelle added. As a life long Manhattanite, I love Rudy. I know, I know, a bunch of you will attack me for liking a Republican. The GOP base is controlled by Southern conservatives.
Giuliani: Opposing Gay Rights Makes The GOP ‘Look Like It Isn’t A Modern Party’
Below are remarks and positions of Rudy Giuliani , former candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States. Mayor Giuliani has described himself as a moderate Republican. An August poll from Rasmussen Reports showed that the American public perceives Giuliani overall to be a moderate. Giuliani was originally a Democrat , and supported both John F.
Giuliani, with Bloomberg, at the Gay Pride March in Try not to get distracted by the gay and the lesbian just over his shoulder to the right. E-cigarette maker Juul is shutting down broadcast, print and digital advertising and ending lobbying efforts in Washington as safety concerns over vaping intensify. The company on Wednesday said its CEO was stepping down and will be replaced by a senior executive from Altria, the maker of Marlboro. Also on Wednesday, one month after announcing that they were in merger talks, the tobacco giants Altria and Philip Morris International said they were calling off those discussions.