Source: NYDailyNews.com

Mayor de Blasio and porn star Robin Byrd belong to the same club

By: Jennifer Fermino
June 5, 2014

Robin Byrd is a member of the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, along with Mayor de Blasio
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Robin Byrd is a member of the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, along with Mayor de Blasio

 

Politics really does make strange bedfellows.

On his financial disclosure forms released today by the city's Conflicts of Interest Board, Mayor de Blasio revealed he's a board member at the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club - an honor that has him serving alongside perma-tan porn star Robin Byrd. 

De Blasio and Byrd - famous for her long-running raunchy late night cable show - are both on the influential LGBT club's "Board of Governors." 

Both have honorary titles that involve no actual duties. 

But there are a few perks, including a guest of honor spot at the 10-year old club's famous holiday bash.

It was at that "fabulous" party that the two crossed paths, according to Byrd. 

"I chatted with him," she said. "I chatted with a lot of members."

She couldn't remember what they'd talked about, but said it definitely wasn't about politics.

"Even though I'm in the [Owles] club, I like to stay out of politics," said Byrd. "My message is always have safe sex, have a loved one. If you don't have a loved one, you always have me."

Mayor de Blasio
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Mayor de Blasio

 

Despite her aversion to politics, Byrd - who just released a song on iTunes called "Touch Me" - said she did support de Blasio during the City Hall campaign last year.

"Isn't it 'we the people, for the people?' And isn't he closest to we the people?" she said rhetorically.

Other members of the Jim Owles club - named after the militant gay rights pioneer - include singer Lance Bass, Controller Scott Stringer, and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, according to its website.

The club's president Allen Roskoff was a vocal critic of Christine Quinn, and documentary filmmaker Danny Moss - the brains behind the prolific "Defeat Chris Quinn" Facebook and Twitter pages - is also a high-ranking member.

Meanwhile, de Blasio's conflict of interest forms - which all city officials must fill out - also revealed that his mortgage has gone up.

According to the 2013 disclosure, which is the most recent available, de Blasio's owes "$500,000 or more" on his mortgage to Wells Fargo. On the 2012 form, he owed between $250,000 and $499,999.99.

A spokeswoman said that he refinanced the terms of his agreement.

 

Officers

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

  1. Hon. Eric Adams
  2. George Arzt
  3. Lance Bass
  4. John Blair
  5. Mark Benoit
  6. Hon. Rodneyse Bichotte
  7. Hon. Jonathan Bing
  8. Matthew Bond
  9. Erik Bottcher
  10. Hon. Gale Brewer
  11. Danny Burstein
  12. Robin Byrd
  13. Tiffany Cabán
  14. Christian Campbell
  15. Gus Christensen
  16. Hon. Martin Connor
  17. Tom Connor
  18. Hon. Jon Cooper
  19. Wilson Cruz
  20. Hon. Laurie Cumbo
  21. Alan Cumming
  22. Michael Czaczkes
  23. Hon. Bill de Blasio
  24. Aries Dela Cruz
  25. Jon Del Giorno
  26. Kyan Douglas
  27. James Duff
  28. Hon. Ronnie Eldridge
  29. Hon. Rafael Espinal
  30. Hon. Alan Fleishman
  31. Marc Fliedner
  32. Hon. Dan Garodnick
  33. Dan Gettleman
  34. Jason Goldman
  35. Emily Jane Goodman
  36. Hon. Mark Green
  37. Tony Hoffmann
  38. Hon. Brad Hoylman
  39. Binn Jakupi
  40. Hon. Letitia James
  41. Hon. Corey Johnson
  42. Camille Joseph
  43. Phillip Keane
  44. Suzanne Kessler
  45. Yetta Kurland
  46. Dodge Landesman
  47. Hon. Melissa Mark-Viverito
  48. Phillip McCarthy
  49. Matt McMorrow
  50. Michael Mallon
  51. Mike C. Manning
  52. David Mansur
  53. Cathy Marino-Thomas
  54. Troy Masters
  55. Hon. Carlos Menchaca
  56. Hon. Rosie Mendez
  57. John Cameron Mitchell
  58. Donny Moss
  59. Barry Mullineaux
  60. Denis O'Hare
  61. America Olivo Campbell
  62. Noah Pfefferbilt
  63. Josue Pierre
  64. Bob Pontarelli
  65. Billy Porter
  66. Hon. Keith Powers
  67. Randy Rainbow
  68. Hon. Gustavo Rivera
  69. Hon. Helen Rosenthal
  70. Maer Roshan
  71. Sheila Rule
  72. Toby Russo
  73. Bill Samuels
  74. James Sansum
  75. Scott Sartiano
  76. Hon. Arthur Schwartz
  77. Lynn Schulman
  78. Cecile Scott
  79. Frank Selvaggi
  80. Rev. Al Sharpton
  81. David Siffert
  82. Hon. Jo Anne Simon
  83. Kathy Slawinski
  84. Tom Smith
  85. Anne Strahle
  86. Hon. Scott Stringer
  87. Wayne Sunday
  88. Hon. Bill Thompson
  89. JD Thompson
  90. Bjorn Thorstad
  91. Hon. Matt Titone
  92. Jessica Walter
  93. Barry Weinberg
  94. Seth Weissman
  95. Hon. Jumaane Williams
  96. Emma Wolfe
  97. Hon. Keith Wright
  98. Zephyr Teachout