New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn has received threats for being gay, her wife Kim Catullo told The New York Daily News.

“Chris has gotten threats about being gay," the media-shy Catullo--who married Quinn last year after same-sex marriage was legalized in New York--told the paper. "It’s hard to accept and we live in a place that is the most tolerant.”

“I worry about everything, if she is getting enough rest, is she safe,” she added.

A rash of anti-gay attacks in New York City was also of concern for Catullo, who works at Midtown law firm. One such attack took place on the couple's old block in Chelsea.

“When you have strides like marriage equality, you tend to think (prejudice) has passed, then things like that happen, and it wakes you up again,” she said.

By the end of May this year, there were 24 anti-gay attacks across New York City, police told NBC New York, up from 14 during the same period last year.

Quinn, who if elected would become the city's first openly gay mayor, is in a virtual tie with Bill de Blasio for the Democratic nomination for mayor.

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  • Members of the LGBT community and their supporters gather to speak out after a string a bias attacks, including the fatal shooting of 32-year old Mark Carson on Saturday, during a rally in New York's Greenwich Village, Monday, May 20, 2013.

  • A spate of hate-fueled attacks on gay men in New York, including a killing last week on a busy street in one of Manhattan's most gay-friendly neighborhoods, has prompted outcry and soul-searching about enduring bias after gay-rights advances in recent years.

  • Members of the LGBT community and their supporters gather to speak out after a string a bias attacks, including the fatal shooting of 32-year old Mark Carson on Saturday, during a rally in New York's Greenwich Village, Monday, May 20, 2013. A spate of hate-fueled attacks on gay men in New York, including a killing last week on a busy street in one of Manhattan's most gay-friendly neighborhoods, has prompted outcry and soul-searching about enduring bias after gay-rights advances in recent years. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

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    City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, center, joins other members of the LGBT community and their supporters gather to speak out after a string a bias attacks, including the fatal shooting of 32-year old Mark Carson on Saturday, during a rally in New York's Greenwich Village, Monday, May 20, 2013. A spate of hate-fueled attacks on gay men in New York, including a killing last week on a busy street in one of Manhattan's most gay-friendly neighborhoods, has prompted outcry and soul-searching about enduring bias after gay-rights advances in recent years. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

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    Flourine Bompers, center, aunt of shooting victim Mark Carson, is joined by other family members as she speaks to members of the LGBT community and their supporters during a rally in New York's Greenwich Village, Monday, May 20, 2013. A spate of hate-fueled attacks on gay men in New York, including a killing last week on a busy street in one of Manhattan's most gay-friendly neighborhoods, has prompted outcry and soul-searching about enduring bias after gay-rights advances in recent years. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

  • Police look on as members of the LGBT community and their supporters gather to speak out after a string a bias attacks, including the fatal shooting of 32-year old Mark Carson on Saturday, during a rally in New York's Greenwich Village, Monday, May 20, 2013. A spate of hate-fueled attacks on gay men in New York, including a killing last week on a busy street in one of Manhattan's most gay-friendly neighborhoods, has prompted outcry and soul-searching about enduring bias after gay-rights advances in recent years. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

  • Members of the LGBT community and their supporters gather to speak out after a string a bias attacks, including the fatal shooting of 32-year old Mark Carson on Saturday, during a rally in New York's Greenwich Village, Monday, May 20, 2013. A spate of hate-fueled attacks on gay men in New York, including a killing last week on a busy street in one of Manhattan's most gay-friendly neighborhoods, has prompted outcry and soul-searching about enduring bias after gay-rights advances in recent years. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

  • Members of the LGBT community and their supporters fill the streets as they gather to speak out after a string a bias attacks, including the fatal shooting of 32-year old Mark Carson on Saturday, during a rally in New York's Greenwich Village, Monday, May 20, 2013. A spate of hate-fueled attacks on gay men in New York, including a killing last week on a busy street in one of Manhattan's most gay-friendly neighborhoods, has prompted outcry and soul-searching about enduring bias after gay-rights advances in recent years. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

  • Members of the LGBT community and their supporters observe a moment of silence as they gather to speak out after a string a bias attacks, including the fatal shooting of 32-year old Mark Carson on Saturday, during a rally in New York's Greenwich Village, Monday, May 20, 2013. A spate of hate-fueled attacks on gay men in New York, including a killing last week on a busy street in one of Manhattan's most gay-friendly neighborhoods, has prompted outcry and soul-searching about enduring bias after gay-rights advances in recent years. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

  • August Powell, center, becomes emotional as members of the LGBT community and their supporters gather to speak out after a string a bias attacks, including the fatal shooting of 32-year old Mark Carson on Saturday, during a rally in New York's Greenwich Village, Monday, May 20, 2013. A spate of hate-fueled attacks on gay men in New York, including a killing last week on a busy street in one of Manhattan's most gay-friendly neighborhoods, has prompted outcry and soul-searching about enduring bias after gay-rights advances in recent years. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

  • Members of the LGBT community and their supporters gather to speak out after a string a bias attacks, including the fatal shooting of 32-year old Mark Carson on Saturday, during a rally in New York's Greenwich Village, Monday, May 20, 2013. A spate of hate-fueled attacks on gay men in New York, including a killing last week on a busy street in one of Manhattan's most gay-friendly neighborhoods, has prompted outcry and soul-searching about enduring bias after gay-rights advances in recent years. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

  • Members of the LGBT community and their supporters gather to speak out after a string a bias attacks, including the fatal shooting of 32-year old Mark Carson on Satuday, during a rally in New York's Greenwich Village, Monday, May 20, 2013. A spate of hate-fueled attacks on gay men in New York, including a killing last week on a busy street in one of Manhattan's most gay-friendly neighborhoods, has prompted outcry and soul-searching about enduring bias after gay-rights advances in recent years. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

  • Pedestrians pass a makeshift memorial for 32-year-old Mark Carson, Monday, May 20, 2013, in New York. Police said Elliot Morales yelled anti-gay slurs before shooting Carson point-blank in the face in Greenwich Village, a neighborhood long known as a bedrock of the gay rights movement. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

  • Members of the LGBT community and their supporters gather to speak out after a string a bias attacks, including the fatal shooting of 32-year old Mark Carson on Saturday, during a rally in New York's Greenwich Village, Monday, May 20, 2013. A spate of hate-fueled attacks on gay men in New York, including a killing last week on a busy street in one of Manhattan's most gay-friendly neighborhoods, has prompted outcry and soul-searching about enduring bias after gay-rights advances in recent years. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

  • Pedestrians pass a makeshift memorial for 32-year-old Mark Carson, Monday, May 20, 2013, in New York. Police said Elliot Morales yelled anti-gay slurs before shooting Carson point-blank in the face in Greenwich Village, a neighborhood long known as a bedrock of the gay rights movement. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

  • People gather around a makeshift memorial for 32-year-old Mark Carson, Monday, May 20, 2013, in New York. Police said Elliot Morales yelled anti-gay slurs before shooting Carson point-blank in the face in Greenwich Village, a neighborhood long known as a bedrock of the gay rights movement. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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    A man lights a candle at a makeshift shrine set on the location where Mark Carson, 32, a gay man, was shot dead in what police are calling a hate crime in Greenwich Village in New York, May 20, 2013. A suspect identified as Elliot Morales, 33, was arrested on a charge of second degree murder after he used homophobic slurs before firing a fatal shot point-blank into a Carson's face overnight May 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-GAY-SHRINE

    A man lights a candle at a makeshift shrine set on the location where Mark Carson, 32, a gay man, was shot dead in what police are calling a hate crime in Greenwich Village in New York, May 20, 2013. A suspect identified as Elliot Morales, 33, was arrested on a charge of second degree murder after he used homophobic slurs before firing a fatal shot point-blank into a Carson's face overnight May 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-GAY-SHRINE

    People walk by and pay tribute at a makeshift shrine set on the location where Mark Carson, 32, a gay man, was shot dead in what police are calling a hate crime in Greenwich Village in New York, May 20, 2013. A suspect identified as Elliot Morales, 33, was arrested on a charge of second degree murder after he used homophobic slurs before firing a fatal shot point-blank into a Carson's face overnight May 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-GAY-SHRINE

    A man lights a candle at a makeshift shrine set on the location where Mark Carson, 32, a gay man, was shot dead in what police are calling a hate crime in Greenwich Village in New York, May 20, 2013. A suspect identified as Elliot Morales, 33, was arrested on a charge of second degree murder after he used homophobic slurs before firing a fatal shot point-blank into a Carson's face overnight May 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-GAY-SHRINE

    A mother and her son offer a prayer at a makeshift shrine set on the location where Mark Carson, 32, a gay man, was shot dead in what police are calling a hate crime in Greenwich Village in New York, May 20, 2013. A suspect identified as Elliot Morales, 33, was arrested on a charge of second degree murder after he used homophobic slurs before firing a fatal shot point-blank into a Carson's face overnight May 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-GAY-SHRINE

    A young boy offers flowers at a makeshift shrine set on the location where Mark Carson, 32, a gay man, was shot dead in what police are calling a hate crime in Greenwich Village in New York, May 20, 2013. A suspect identified as Elliot Morales, 33, was arrested on a charge of second degree murder after he used homophobic slurs before firing a fatal shot point-blank into a Carson's face overnight May 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-PROTEST-GAYS

    Marchers make their way throught the West Village to make their way to the spot where a makeshift shrine is set on the location where Mark Carson, 32, a gay man, was shot dead in what police are calling a hate crime in Greenwich Village in New York, May 20, 2013. A suspect identified as Elliot Morales, 33, was arrested on a charge of second degree murder after he used homophobic slurs before firing a fatal shot point-blank into a Carson's face overnight May 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-PROTEST-GAYS

    Marchers make their way throught the West Village to make their way to the spot where a makeshift shrine is set on the location where Mark Carson, 32, a gay man, was shot dead in what police are calling a hate crime in Greenwich Village in New York, May 20, 2013. A suspect identified as Elliot Morales, 33, was arrested on a charge of second degree murder after he used homophobic slurs before firing a fatal shot point-blank into a Carson's face overnight May 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-PROTEST-GAYS

    Marchers make their way throught the West Village to make their way to the spot where a makeshift shrine is set on the location where Mark Carson, 32, a gay man, was shot dead in what police are calling a hate crime in Greenwich Village in New York, May 20, 2013. A suspect identified as Elliot Morales, 33, was arrested on a charge of second degree murder after he used homophobic slurs before firing a fatal shot point-blank into a Carson's face overnight May 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-PROTEST-GAYS

    Marchers make their way throught the West Village to make their way to the spot where a makeshift shrine is set on the location where Mark Carson, 32, a gay man, was shot dead in what police are calling a hate crime in Greenwich Village in New York, May 20, 2013. A suspect identified as Elliot Morales, 33, was arrested on a charge of second degree murder after he used homophobic slurs before firing a fatal shot point-blank into a Carson's face overnight May 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-PROTEST-GAYS

    Marchers make their way throught the West Village to make their way to the spot where a makeshift shrine is set on the location where Mark Carson, 32, a gay man, was shot dead in what police are calling a hate crime in Greenwich Village in New York, May 20, 2013. A suspect identified as Elliot Morales, 33, was arrested on a charge of second degree murder after he used homophobic slurs before firing a fatal shot point-blank into a Carson's face overnight May 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-PROTEST-GAYS

    Marchers make their way throught the West Village to make their way to the spot where a makeshift shrine is set on the location where Mark Carson, 32, a gay man, was shot dead in what police are calling a hate crime in Greenwich Village in New York, May 20, 2013. A suspect identified as Elliot Morales, 33, was arrested on a charge of second degree murder after he used homophobic slurs before firing a fatal shot point-blank into a Carson's face overnight May 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Protestors Rally Against LGBT Hate Crimes After Gay Man Is Murdered In NYC

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 20: Members of Mark Carson's family speak on stage at a Rally Against Hate, organized by members of New York's Lesbian-Gay-Transgender-Bisexual community, on May 20, 2013 in New York City. The rally was organized in response to a recent spate of hate crimes, most notably the murder of Mark Carson, a gay man who was shot in New York's West Village neighborhood in the early hours of May 18. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

  • Protestors Rally Against LGBT Hate Crimes After Gay Man Is Murdered In NYC

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 20: A shrine to Mark Carson, a gay man who was shot in the West Village neighborhood in the early hours of May 18, is set up near the crime scene on May 20, 2013 in New York City. The city has seen a recent spate of hate crimes with a rally organized today in response. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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    Marchers make their way throught the West Village to make their way to the spot where a makeshift shrine is set on the location where Mark Carson, 32, a gay man, was shot dead in what police are calling a hate crime in Greenwich Village in New York, May 20, 2013. A suspect identified as Elliot Morales, 33, was arrested on a charge of second degree murder after he used homophobic slurs before firing a fatal shot point-blank into a Carson's face overnight May 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-PROTEST-GAYS

    Marchers make their way throught the West Village to make their way to the spot where a makeshift shrine is set on the location where Mark Carson, 32, a gay man, was shot dead in what police are calling a hate crime in Greenwich Village in New York, May 20, 2013. A suspect identified as Elliot Morales, 33, was arrested on a charge of second degree murder after he used homophobic slurs before firing a fatal shot point-blank into a Carson's face overnight May 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-GAY-SHRINE

    A makeshift shrine is set on the location where Mark Carson, 32, a gay man, was shot dead in what police are calling a hate crime in Greenwich Village in New York, May 20, 2013. A suspect identified as Elliot Morales, 33, was arrested on a charge of second degree murder after he used homophobic slurs before firing a fatal shot point-blank into a Carson's face overnight May 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-GAY-SHRINE

    A makeshift shrine is set on the location where Mark Carson, 32, a gay man, was shot dead in what police are calling a hate crime in Greenwich Village in New York, May 20, 2013. A suspect identified as Elliot Morales, 33, was arrested on a charge of second degree murder after he used homophobic slurs before firing a fatal shot point-blank into a Carson's face overnight May 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-GAY-SHRINE

    A makeshift shrine is set on the location where Mark Carson, 32, a gay man, was shot dead in what police are calling a hate crime in Greenwich Village in New York, May 20, 2013. A suspect identified as Elliot Morales, 33, was arrested on a charge of second degree murder after he used homophobic slurs before firing a fatal shot point-blank into a Carson's face overnight May 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-GAY-SHRINE

    A makeshift shrine is set on the location where Mark Carson, 32, a gay man, was shot dead in what police are calling a hate crime in Greenwich Village in New York, May 20, 2013. A suspect identified as Elliot Morales, 33, was arrested on a charge of second degree murder after he used homophobic slurs before firing a fatal shot point-blank into a Carson's face overnight May 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-GAY-SHRINE

    A makeshift shrine is set on the location where Mark Carson, 32, a gay man, was shot dead in what police are calling a hate crime in Greenwich Village in New York, May 20, 2013. A suspect identified as Elliot Morales, 33, was arrested on a charge of second degree murder after he used homophobic slurs before firing a fatal shot point-blank into a Carson's face overnight May 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)