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Quinn Rallies Hundreds at Stonewall Four Days Ahead of Primary – Gay City News

Quinn Rallies Hundreds at Stonewall Four Days Ahead of Primary

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | With video at the conclusion.

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn plunges into the crowd of thousands who gathered in front of the Stonewall Inn in Sheridan Square on September 6, four days before the Democratic mayoral primary. | DONNA ACETO

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn plunges into the crowd who gathered in front of the Stonewall Inn in Sheridan Square on September 6, four days before the Democratic mayoral primary. | DONNA ACETO

Edie Windsor, the successful plaintiff in the lawsuit that invalidated the most significant portion of the  federal Defense of Marriage Act, spoke on Quinn's behalf, as actor and singer Cheyenne Jackson looked on. | DONNA ACETO

Edie Windsor, the successful plaintiff in the lawsuit that invalidated the most significant portion of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, spoke on Quinn's behalf, as actor and singer Cheyenne Jackson looked on. | DONNA ACETO

Former State Senator Tom Duane, for whom Quinn served as chief of staff while he held the City Council seat she now occupies, spoke to the crowd. | DONNA ACETO

Former State Senator Tom Duane, for whom Quinn served as chief of staff while he held the City Council seat she now occupies, spoke to the crowd. | DONNA ACETO

The crowd gathered Friday night at the Stonewall. | DONNA ACETO

The crowd gathered Friday night at the Stonewall. | DONNA ACETO

Jane Clementi, chair of the Tyler Clementi Foundation, named for her late son who took his life in 2010 after his Rutgers roommate secretly webcast intimate moments he shared with another man, speaks while longtime gay activist David Mixner looks on. | DONNA ACETO

Jane Clementi, chair of the Tyler Clementi Foundation, named for her late son who took his life in 2010 after his Rutgers roommate secretly webcast intimate moments he shared with another man, speaks while longtime gay activist David Mixner looks on. | DONNA ACETO

Self-proclaimed pushy dyke comedian Judy Gold is buoyant in her support for Quinn. | DONNA ACETO

Self-proclaimed pushy dyke comedian Judy Gold is buoyant in her support for Quinn. | DONNA ACETO

Cheyenne Jackson serenades the crowd. | DONNA ACETO

Cheyenne Jackson serenades the crowd. | DONNA ACETO

Quinn, with her wife Kim Catullo. | DONNA ACETO

Quinn, with her wife Kim Catullo. | DONNA ACETO

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