Gay Living: Sean Patrick Maloney is gay pioneer.
This year's election may not seem to important here in New York. There are no presidential candidates on the ballot, and Hillary Clinton seems to be on her way back to the Senate. While both of those may be true, this is actually an important election year. The New York Attorney General's seat is being vacated by Elliott Spitzer as he runs for governor. It's our choice to make a decision in race that may not usually be that important in the LGBT community.
This year, we have a chance to make a big push for gay rights here in the state of New York. This year there is an openly gay candidate running for Attorney General. His name is Sean Patrick Maloney, and we're not putting our support behind him today because he's gay. We're endorsing Sean Maloney because he's the right choice for New Yorkers both gay and straight.
It isn't often you get to go into the booth and pull the lever for another openly gay American. Its heroic and courageous to run to a race for a state-wide office as an openly gay individual. That's probably why Sean Maloney is the only gay candidate in the nation who is running for a state-wide office.
I had the opportunity and honor to meet Sean Maloney during New York's Gay Pride this year. I had the honor of not only helping plan his parade presence, but to also get to know him as a person. During pride week, Sean got out there and showed his pride by attending events during the day and hitting the club scene at night. Sean was proud to celebrate the fact that he was gay, and he also sent out a strong message in doing so. Sean is not one of those candidates who will go to Albany and forget what happens in New York City. He has told me personally that he's not afraid to stand-up for the gay community when we're being singled out.
Sean has a committed partner and three children. He's a family man with a strong set of values. Sean is a brilliant representation of the LGBT community, and in my eyes he's a true pioneer.
His plan for New York is well-rounded. Its based on equality for everyone, because we're New Yorkers not because of the color of our skin or our sexual orientation.
I encourage you to go to the polls on September 12th, and if there is only one lever that you pull make sure it marks an X by Sean Patrick Maloney, OUR candidate for Attorney General. And for those who have a few extra bucks, please go to www.seanmaloney.blog and make a donation to the campaign. Every penny counts in a campaign that is this important!