A drag story time in New York was met with anti-LGBT protesters, and LGBT voters in Pennsylvania have to decide which mayoral candidate will help their community the best.
Drag Story Reading in New York Was Met With Protests
A large group of LGBT supporters protested against anti-LGBT protesters outside of a New York City public library, Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library.
The story time was a public event but was specified for children with autism and other neuro disabilities.
“The story hour went on as planned, including readings, coloring activities and a ‘dance party’ at the end," the New York Public Library told NBC New York. "This is particularly important at this moment when we are seeing a rise of hate and violence targeting LGBTQ+ communities.”
NYC Council Member Erik Bottcher was in attendance at the protests and posted pictures at the scene.
"I want to show you the face of hate, right here in Chelsea," Bottcher said.
LGBT Voters Tracking Which Mayoral Candidate Will Best Help Their Community
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In the upcoming Mayor election in Philadelphia, Penn., LGBT voters are keeping tabs on which candidate will provide safety and progression for them.
The Pennsylvania Capital-Star cited the power that the mayor has, which can dramatically impact the LGBT people.
According to the Pennsylvania Capital-Star, then-Mayor Ed Rendell wrote an executive order “granting benefits to the domestic partners of about 500 city employees” that previously in 1993 had been vetoed.
The current candidates entering the race, former City Council Member Helen Gym and former 2019 mayoral candidate the Rev. Warren Bloom Sr., could be in charge of changing the city’s tone on whether it will support the LGBT community and place queer people in positions of power like boards and commissions, or ostracize them.