Thursday, June 2, 2011

I am a New Yorker for Marriage Equality

OK I can't believe this came while I was traveling in Arkansas which made me unable to really promote it. When I was in Washington, D.C. with the Top 12 of Miss America in March, I met with the Human Rights Campaign, spoke with their staff and interns and filmed this PSA.  Had to keep it quiet for a while, but I am now so proud to share the video with you all. I am honored to be a part of the New Yorkers for Marriage Equality series that has featured many incredible leaders, celebrities, politicos and every day people. My Miss New York sister Vanessa Williams just joined the series as well. I think you might have heard of her :)

Miss New York Joins HRC’s New Yorkers for Marriage Equality Campaign


By Charlie Joughin
May 20th, 2011 at 10:57 am
2010 Miss New York, Claire Buffie, has filmed a video for HRC’s New Yorkers for Marriage Equality Campaign.  In the video, Buffie describes marriage equality as a “fundamental fight for fairness,” and how she competed in Miss America 2010 on an LGBT rights platform.  The campaign, which raises the public profile of marriage equality in the Empire State, can be viewed online at
Claire’s platform as Miss New York has been LGBT equality and has traveled the state promoting fairness.  She has spoken to fellow New Yorkers, appeared in PSA’s, and lobbied members of the state legislature and has been a wonderful straight ally to the LGBT community.
A recent poll released by Siena Research Institute shows public opinion continues to trend toward marriage equality in New York State with a record high of 58 percent support and a record low of 36 percent opposition.
The New Yorkers for Marriage Equality campaign is centered on video testimonials from New Yorkers who support the right of same-sex couples to marry. To date, HRC has released videos from Miss New York, Anna Wintour, Larry King, Sean Avery, Julianna Margulies, Bill T. Jones, Sam Waterston, Christopher Meloni, Mario Batali, David Chang, Tom Colicchio, Lucy Liu, Bill Bratton and Rikki Klieman, Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Former New York City Mayors Ed Koch and David Dinkins, Russell Simmons, Mark and Sunrise Ruffalo, John Slattery, Joan Rivers, Barbara Bush, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Whoopi Goldberg, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon, Fran Drescher, Moby, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, Julianne Moore and Kenneth Cole – with more to follow in the coming weeks.

HRC BackStory, May 20, 2011

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