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LGBT activists protest against Monserrate

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in Assembly, District 13, District 34, District 39, State Senate on December 16, 2009 | No Comments

The wound is still fresh for gay and lesbian constituents of Queens and state senators like Hiram Monserrate (D-East Elmhurst), who voted against same-sex marriage two weeks ago. Organized by groups like the LGBT Coalition of Queens and the Western Queens Same Sex Marriage Alliance, protesters marched on Monserrate’s office in East Elmhurst Saturday and [...]

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Monserrate flip a bitter pill for home district to swallow

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in Assembly, District 13, District 34, State Senate on June 12, 2009 | No Comments

Elected officials and community leaders in Corona, Elmhurst and Jackson Heights reacted with a mixture of skepticism and disappointment to news that state Sen. Hiram Monserrate (D-East Elmhurst), their representative in Albany,  had sided with Republicans in the ouster of Democrats from the state Senate leadership. “I was one of the people who supported Hiram [...]