Brad is the only openly LGBTQ member of the New York State Senate
Brad Hoylman was first elected to the New York State Senate in 2012. He represents the 27th Senate District, which consists of much of the heart of Manhattan, including Greenwich Village, Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, the East Village, East Midtown, Times Square, Columbus Circle and the Upper West Side.
Brad, who passed 54 pieces of legislation last session, including many bills important to the LGBTQ community, such as the Gender Expression Nondiscrimination Act (GENDA), banning so-called “conversion therapy,” and the Child Victims Act. Among other progressive issues, Brad is an outspoken proponent of greater access to PEP and PrEP, housing support for PWAs, decriminalizing loitering for the purposes of prostitution, LGBTQ seniors and homeless youth, and legalizing gestational surrogacy agreements.
He gained national attention this year when he passed legislation that would require New York to provide Congress with Donald Trump’s tax returns upon their request, which is currently the subject of litigation. He recently received a 100% rating from the state’s leading environmental advocacy organization and is a longstanding ally of organized labor.
Senator Hoylman, who chairs the Judiciary Committee, is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He lives in Greenwich Village with his husband, David, and their two daughters, Silvia (age 9) and Lucy (age 2).