Daniel was the first out gay man elected in the New York State Assembly!
Assembly Member Danny O’Donnell is the first out gay man elected in the New York State Assembly, and has been a pioneer and champion for the LGBTQ community throughout his time in office. Danny led the fight for Marriage Equality in New York State, writing and sponsoring the legislation and passing it through the Assembly five times before it also passed the State Senate and was signed into law. Since that achievement, he has passed legislation to combat bullying in schools, banning ‘gay/’trans’ panic defense, mandating gender neutral bathrooms statewide, and making HIV/AIDS medication accessible to all. He is a strong advocate for criminal justice reform, affordable housing, the environment, and the arts. He and his husband, John, live in Morningside Heights, in New York City.