Southern Brooklyn

Gay Rights Activists To Rally Against Golden


It looks like we weren’t the only ones disappointed with State Senator Marty Golden’s attempt to take away what little marriage rights gay couples have in New York State. His attempt to halt the state’s practice of recognizing out-of-state gay marriages is bringing ire from residents, seizing on the pol’s claim that constituents “don’t give a rat’s ass about social issues.”

So they’re protesting in front of his office.

An anonymous blog titled “What Senator Golden Says” is promoting a rally for gay rights in front of Golden’s office (7408 5th Avenue) on Monday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. According to the site:

Not only does Senator Golden vehemently oppose marriage equality, he now wants to TAKE AWAY RIGHTS WE CURRENTLY HAVE and stop New York State from recognizing same-sex marriages that were performed outside of New York.

Golden boldly told reporters that the people in his district “don’t give a rat’s ass about social issues.”

Come down and let him know how you feel!!

The protest apparently has the support of a number of local Democratic clubs, including Bay Ridge Democrats, Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats, Lambda Independent Democrats and the New Kings Democrats. Notably absent from the list? Sheepshead Bay’s only two local clubs: Kings Highway Democrats and Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club. The former endorsed Golden back in 2002. The latter is State Senator Carl Kruger’s club, the only other Brooklyn state senator that voted against gay rights.

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  1. So are we against guys fingering each other on Sheepshead Bay? WTF we used to be community of sailors. Do you know what them semen did on long sea voyage?

    Also what do we hate more Mosques, smokers or gays? I just want to be on the same page with the masses.

  2.  I’m all for more gays coming out in SB, at least the guys. Free’s up more women for me! Go on guys! Come out of the closet, break into song and dance!

  3. Believe it or not, there’s plenty of gay people in Sheepshead Bay & Brighton Beach. I think if more gay people did more to actually speak up for their rights in Brooklyn, people like Golden or Kruger would have to listen to their gay constituents. Brook-Krasny of Brighton Beach changed his views and now is open to gay marriage. I find it interesting because I wrote a letter to him right before he changed his stance. It works to speak up. I just think gay men in Southern Brooklyn are normal, everyday people that blend in just like everyone else and don’t view themselves as different so they don’t speak up too much. 

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