Tom Duane

New York state senator

Tom Duane appears in the following:

Albany and Gay Marriage

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Gay marriage was voted down by the New York State Senate yesterday. Julie Bolcer, New York correspondent for The Advocate, breaks down the vote and the gay marriage initiative still pending in the New Jersey legislature. Plus, New York State Senators Diane Savino (D-23) and Tom Duane (D-29) offer their ...

Comments [63]

Short on Desks

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New York State Senator (29th District, Manhattan) Tom Duane talks about school overcrowding in Hell's Kitchen.

Comments [2]

Exchanging Ideas

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Town Hall meetings are the venue of choice for debating health care reform. Princeton historian Julian Zelizer and Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer of America Speaks look at the history and politics of that form of public discourse. Plus, how a health insurance exchange would work; a new forced treatment law in ...

Marking 30 years since the assassination of Harvey Milk

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

In 1978 Harvey Milk made history as the first openly gay man elected to office in San Francisco. Months later, disgruntled former city employee Dan White made history when he assassinated Milk and San Francisco mayor George Moscone. Thirty years have passed and Hollywood is marking Milk’s legacy with a movie about his life. The Takeaway takes stock of Milk’s enduring influence with attorney Carol Ruth Silver, who served on San Francisco’s Board of supervisors with Harvey Milk. We are also joined by New York State Senator Tom Duane. Duane was the first openly gay and HIV-positive member of the New York state senate and city council.
"The Teamsters wanted to get Coors beer out because they were non-union and Harvey offered them the gay bars. He said if you will allow gays to be truck drivers — to join the Teamsters — I'll organize all the gays in this area and we will get Coors out of the bars."
—Carol Ruth Silver on the foundation of Harvey Milk's political strength


Following Up: Investigating "Troopergate"

Friday, July 27, 2007

State Senator Tom Duane (D West Manhattan) is the ranking minority member on the Senate Investigations Committee. He explains why he has requested that the investigation of the Governor's aides be referred to the State Ethics Commission.

Comments [3]