Corey Johnson elected speaker of NYC Council

By : Michael K. Lavers OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: New York City Councilman Corey Johnson on Jan. 3, 2018, was elected speaker of the legislative body. He is the first person with HIV to hold the position. Photo courtesy of Corey Johnson

A gay member of the New York City Council on Wednesday was elected speaker of the legislative body.

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Man threatened to rape NYC politician, kill gay police

By : Wire Report
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NEW YORK (AP) – Authorities say a man threatened to rape the New York City Council speaker, kill her family and kill all the city’s gay police officers.

Twenty-six-year-old Daniel Silvera was arraigned last week in Manhattan criminal court on charges including aggravated harassment as a hate crime.

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