To their left leaning counterparts, conservative gay and lesbian voters are “self-loathing.” Their votes for a Republican Party and presidential candidate that has largely identified itself as the “anti” to the gay rights agenda confuses many. But, many gay and lesbian voters choose to identify as conservative, and are forced to prioritize campaign issues in ways that straight voters do not.
From 14th Street to Lincoln Center and Fifth Avenue to the Hudson River, from early morning voter lines to big-screen vote projections at night in Rockefeller Center and Times Square, The Midtown Gazette captured Election Day.
At 11:30 p.m., the television networks called the Presidential election. Over an hour later, Governor Mitt Romney called President Barack Obama to concede.
Millions of Americans went to polling stations today, as they decided who gets to be the President of the United States for the next four years. As results came in, the race grew closer and thousands of people gathered at Times Square to watch, celebrate or commiserate together. Nora Goldbach and Matthew Barter stood and […]
The SEIU Communications Center near Times Square was abuzz with phone calls all election day as groups came in to get out the vote. Volunteers from NAACP, Marriage Equality USA and 1199 SEIU, a healthcare workers union, filled cubicles and donned headsets to make sure constituents in New York and other key states were getting out to vote.
In the race for the White House, all major news channels in the U.S. broadcast extensive analytical coverage as polling stations close and votes are counted. Times Square became a center for people to meet and watch the coverage on the city’s iconic screens.
Jehovany Diaz, 50, hopes that Election Day brings New Yorkers out of their homes in large quantities. Diaz isn’t running for office today nor is he politically motivated; he’s the store manager at Ninth Avenue Wine in Hell’s Kitchen. Outside his store Diaz proudly displays a sign stating, “Come in and elect your wine on […]
The early morning rush at Pennsylvania Station revealed a varied mix of people – some who had already voted, others who would vote later in the day and a few who just didn’t care. Jonathan Flowers, a 38-year-old Brooklyn resident and New York University scientist, 38, voted by absentee ballot, as he knew he […]
A “Get Out The Vote 2012” exhibition is currently on display at the AIGA National Design Center, located on Fifth Avenue between West 21 and 22 streets in Midtown. Sponsored by the Professional Association for Design (AIGA), the exhibition is a collection of nonpartisan posters designed to encourage citizens to head to the polls on […]
As Americans prepare to cast their ballots in this year’s presidential election; two staff members at Covenant House New York prepare youth to vote.
After New York legalized same-sex marriages in 2011, many activists were able to breathe a sigh of relief. But while New York joined five other states and DC in establishing marriage equality, the organizations that headed the state’s campaign haven’t stopped working. Now they’ve turned their attention to the national level.