Friday, November 04, 2005

Openly lesbian councilmember to be next NYC Council Speaker?

PHOTO: Councilmember Christine Quinn at a LGBT rally for Fernando Ferrer, surrounded by State Senator Tom Duane, Democratic Attorney General candidate Sean P. Maloney, the Stonewall Dem's Dirk McCall, Assemblymember Danny O'Donnell, Democratic Mayoral Candidate Fernando Ferrer and Assemblymember Deborah Glick.

Much wrangling is taking place over who will replace former mayoral candidate and term-limited City Council Speaker Gifford Miller with some
anonymous commentarists providing some juicy back-drop to the behind-the-scenes jockeying (well, as juicy as politics can get, I guess). But, if Azi's sources at his newly launched New York Press blog, The Fifth Estate, are right, we might have the first openly lesbian Speaker when the smoke clears: The woman with the most stunningly red hair in politics: Ms. Christine Quinn.

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