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A Gay, Black Man is Running for NY State Senate on an Animal Rights Platform

January 24, 2020 by Leave a Comment


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Jabari Brisport, a 32-year old Brooklyn native, has spent his entire life in New York City, but now he’s setting his sights on Albany, the state capital. The Caribbean American public school teacher, who identifies as a Democratic Socialist, is running for State Senate to help make New York City a more humane home for all of its residents – human and non-human.

During an interview with TheirTurn, Brisport describes his progressive platform, which includes reforming New York City’s housing, education, health care and criminal justice systems. He has an equally ambitious agenda for the animals, including a statewide ban on the sale of fur and ending dairy subsidies.

Jabari Brisport’s campaign is featured in the New York Post

As a college freshman at NYU, Brisport was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack while walking in Greenwich Village with his black boyfriend. During the interview, he explains why this traumatic experience compelled him to become an advocate not only for minorities but also for animals.

Jabari Brisport, candidate for New York State Senate in 2020, protests at the opening of the Canada Goose store in 2019.

Brisport is running in the 25th State Senate district, which includes Fort Greene, Boerum Hill, Red Hook, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Sunset Park, Gowanus, and Park Slope and other neighborhoods in Brooklyn. The primary election takes place on June 23, 2020.

For more information to find out how you can help his campaign, please visit Jabari for State Senate.



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  1. Franki says:

    I wish I was in NY still…I am not 32 and for 32 years I been serving community. I been LGBTQ since 1970s and been vegan 25 years and been an animal advocate on many boards and been on LGBTQ boards since 1996 and a fundraiser for education, grants written for Indian Rez members and served anti hate crime foundations and created city festivals for 200k and created coalition with therspist and investigator serving many victims of violent crime violated by Govt and developed sponsrs for media and created platforms to initiate 2 legislative policies we cowrote. I no longer need millennials being the center of attention as we earned our age by serving since we were in the 80s.

  2. Animal Rights says:

    No More Socialists! They are a cancer to the Democratic party and America! Even animals are not that stupid to vote for a Democrat let alone a Socialist!

    Support BDS! Boycott Democratic Socialists!

  3. Mia Butreeks says:

    I would vote for him but he isn’t for the #meattoo movement.

  4. Arvind Shah says:

    No killings of any creature in the world.only vegetarian food, plant based food non violence forever. I love voiceless innocent creatures.closing of slaughter house. Peace and harmony can only be achieved by plant based food. I love all vegan and vegetarian people in the world.

  5. Anna says:

    Unlike our current mayor who also seemed to champion for animal rights….remember the carriage horses….this candidate is genuine as he has protested at animal rights rallies. He has my vote. Let’s hope he makes it.

  6. Elizabeth McMahon says:

    I love this man! And he’s a Brooklynite! How can you not support him?

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