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A Very Italian Mayor: Bill De Blasio

Angela Vitaliano | Posted 08.09.2014 | New York
Angela Vitaliano

I do appreciate the love and the consideration that Mr. De Blasio has toward his Italian heritage, but he is the Mayor of New York, a place where his own family arrived to pursue the American Dream. I expect that he will conduct himself with respect for the rules of the place where American Dreams are possible. Nothing less.

Lesbians and Their Husbands

Rosamond S. King, Ph.D. | Posted 08.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Rosamond S. King, Ph.D.

Sexuality need not be the focus of the stories written about either Chirlane McCray or Lorraine Hansberry; their accomplishments took place outside of their bedrooms. But sexuality is part of who they are -- who we all are -- it's an important part of the story, and it matters how that story is told.

Why New York City's First Lady Chirlane McCray Is Inspiring

The Grio | Demetria Irwin | Posted 05.22.2014 | Black Voices

Two popular publications in New York recently ran cover stories blasting New York City’s First Lady Chirlane McCray. The cover of Monday’s edit...

New York City Mayor Wants Newspapers To Apologize To His Wife

AP | By JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 07.20.2014 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio has demanded two newspapers apologize for their characterizations of his wife's comments on motherhood. ...

New York City's First Lady To Vouch For Husband's Pre-K Plan

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City first lady Chirlane McCray will lobby for her husband's pre-kindergarten plan in Albany next week. McCray revealed th...

PHOTOS: Mayor Bill De Blasio Takes Oath Of Office

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 03.03.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Twelve years ago, Bill de Blasio attended New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's inauguration as a newly-minted city councilman, un...

New NYC Mayor Promises To Take 'Dead Aim' At Inequality

Reuters | Edith Honan | Posted 03.03.2014 | New York

(Adds quotes, details on de Blasio's proposals) By Edith Honan NEW YORK, Jan 1 (Reuters) - Bill de Blasio was formally ...

I'm a Woman Who Loves a Woman, but Don't Call Me a Lesbian

Annie L. Scholl | Posted 02.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Annie L. Scholl

I'm a 50-year-old white mother of two adult children, twice married to men, who has been in a relationship with an African-American woman for nearly two years. I don't identify as bisexual. I also don't identify as a lesbian, even though I prefer sex with women to sex with men.

De Blasio's Interracial Marriage Shatters Traditional Image Of Black Women

AP | JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 11.16.2013 | Black Voices

Another milestone is passing in America's racial journey: The next mayor of New York City is a white man with a black wife. Even in a nation with a b...

WATCH: Meet The New First Lady Of NYC

Posted 11.06.2013 | New York

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 wel...

Adorable: Chiara De Blasio Surprises Dad On Election Day

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 11.05.2013 | New York

Chiara de Blasio, the daughter of Democratic New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, gave her dad an Election Day surprise this morning. T...

Men Who Love Women Who Love Women

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

Freud was responsible for the term penis envy. But is there vagina envy--an emotion that some males might be prone to experience after watching the ...

These Enormously Successful People Are Taking The Idea Of "Power Couples" To A New Level

Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact

When we hear about "power couples," our minds may leap to glamorous celebrities (Jay-Z and Beyonce), political pairings (Barack and Michelle Obama), ...

Chirlane McCray

Francis Levy | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics
Francis Levy

The Times bio of Chirlane McCray is a sign of hope, in otherwise bleak landscape of domestic and international affairs. "Now, this one time student o...

5 Things You Should Know About NYC's Next Possible First Lady

Posted 10.02.2013 | Women

Chirlane McCray could be the next First Lady of New York City come November. But before her husband, Bill de Blasio, even faces off with Republican ca...

"I've spent my life as a Black girl..."

NY TIMES | Posted 10.02.2013 | Black Voices

She was the seventh-grader too frightened to stand in front of the room because her white classmates would mock her, contorting their mouths to make t...

WATCH: De Blasio Family Celebrates Victory With 'Smackdown

Posted 09.11.2013 | New York

It was a good night for Bill de Blasio. He won the Democratic primary for New York City mayor and, if current numbers hold, may even avoid a runoff ag...

Michael McLaughlin

Candidate Calls For Birth Control For 11-Year-Olds | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.23.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Christine Quinn is the sole woman running for mayor of New York, but it wasn't until this week that her historic quest to be the city's fi...

Maureen Dowd: 'I Screwed Up'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 08.21.2013 | Media

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd admitted on Wednesday that she "screwed up" when she misquoted the wife of New York mayoral candidate Bill de Bl...

WATCH: De Blasio Isn't 'Some Boring White Guy'

Posted 08.20.2013 | New York

According to Bill de Blasio's daughter, just because her dad is white, that doesn't mean he's boring. Eighteen-year-old Chiara de Blasio--whose mo...

WATCH: Mayor Candidate's Wife Discusses Coming Out As Gay

Posted 05.15.2013 | New York

Chirlane McCray, wife of New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, opened up to HuffPost Live about her husband's bid for mayor, and her marriage ...

Sexism, Bullying and Press Responsibility

Yetta Kurland | Posted 02.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Yetta Kurland

It was upsetting for many of us to read the recent coverage of Chirlane McCray's life and activism before she met her husband of 18 years. To put this into context, imagine if someone had been called out or ridiculed for once identifying as straight and coming out as LGBT later in life.

Get Out of People's Bedrooms, Please

Tamika D. Mallory | Posted 02.12.2013 | Media
Tamika D. Mallory

Over 30 years ago, Chirlane McCray, wife of Bill de Blasio, wrote a cover story for Essence where she said she was a lesbian. She's now married to one of the most respected public advocates NYC has ever had and is mother to their two children. But why do we even care?