LGBT Purists to Christine Quinn: We'd Love a Gay Mayor. Just Not You.
BY STEVE WEINSTEIN
On a recent Sunday morning at the
Mandarin Hotel in the Time Warner Center, many of the city's gay
glitterati gathered for a Victory Fund champagne brunch to help fill the
campaign coffers of LGBT candidates. The wealthy gay men who had paid
$250 to $1,250 to be in the room included Thomas Schumacher, head of
Disney's Broadway production arm; billionaire Facebook cofounder Chris
Hughes and his husband, congressional candidate Sean Eldridge; and Andy
Tobias, treasurer of the Democratic National committee. Lesbians were
also represented, albeit in smaller numbers, among them lobbyist Emily
Giske and Joy Tomchin, who produced the Oscar-nominated documentary How
to Survive a Plague.
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