An LGBTQ local leader spoke out against Mayor Eric Adams’ choice to appoint a pastor who rallied against gay marriage and a politician who praised a law criminalizing homosexuality to his administration.

“As a member of the NYC Council’s LGBTQ Caucus, I am disappointed with a number of [Mayor Eric Adams’] appointments,” wrote Council Member Crystal Hudson, alongside a joint statement written by the City Council caucus.

Hudson, who represents central Brooklyn including Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, made history as the first openly gay, Black woman elected to the Council. Some of her goals as a Council member, according to her platform, include enacting LGBTQ-inclusive sex education in schools and ensuring that LGBTQ+ communities of color have access to adequate healthcare.

Crystal Hudson, the first gay Black woman elected to the NYC Council, signed a letter against two city appointments with anti-gay histories.

Crystal Hudson, the first gay Black woman elected to the NYC Council, signed a letter against two city appointments with anti-gay histories. (Lev Radin/Pacific Press/Shutterstock) BROOKLYN, NY […]

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