Chirlane McCray, Bill De Blasio's Wife, Is NYC's New First Lady (VIDEO)

11/05/2013 09:32 pm ET | Updated Nov 06, 2013

Bill de Blasio was elected the next mayor of New York City on Tuesday, defeating Republican opponent Joe Lhota.

By now, New Yorkers have become well acquainted with De Blasio's family--daughter Chiara, son Dante, and wife Chirlane McCray--all of whom were visible figures throughout his campaign.

In May, a 1979 Essence piece written by McCray was picked up by the media in which she discusses her identity as a gay black woman.

Watch New York's new First Lady discuss her sexuality, marriage to de Blasio, and her own career during an interview with HuffPost Live above.

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated McCray's piece was published in Esquire. It has since been corrected.

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