City Comptroller Bill Thompson has picked up the support of LGBT New Yorkers for his mayoral bid.
At a rally Saturday in Bryant Part, hundreds of LGBT New Yorkers and four of the largest LGBT clubs in the city backed Thompson, citing his support for marriage equality.
Assemblyman Micah Kellner, one of four LGBT members of the State Assembly, praised Thompson while throwing a jab at his opponent, Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
“I’m glad certain people have had election-year conversions and realized that marriage equality is something they should be for but nobody has been for marriage equality the way Bill Thompson has,” said Kellner.
“Let us also not forget that it was just a few years ago that when given the opportunity to have marriage equality here in New York City, Mike Bloomberg chose to appeal the decision,” said Thompson.
Representatives for a group called “LGBT For MIKE,” defend Bloomberg as a longtime supporter of marriage equality.
In a statement released Saturday, the group said, “At a time when he and the entire community are focused on passing a marriage equality bill in Albany, attacks like this are an unnecessary side-show.”