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. Robin Byrd
  9. Hon. Gale Brewer
  10. Christian Campbell
  11. Gus Christensen
  12. Erik Coler
  13. Hon. Martin Connor
  14. Hon. Jon Cooper
  15. Wilson Cruz
  16. Hon. Laurie Cumbo
  17. Alan Cumming
  18. Valorie Curry
  19. Michael Czaczkes
  20. Hon. Bill de Blasio
  21. Jon Del Giorno
  22. Aries Dela Cruz
  23. Kyan Douglas
  24. Hon. Daniel Dromm
  25. James Duff
  26. Hon. Ronnie Eldridge
  27. Hon. Herman Farrell
  28. Hon. Alan Fleishman
  29. Hon. Dan Garodnick
  30. Dan Gettleman
  31. Emily Jane Goodman
  32. Hon. Mark Green
  33. Robert Grunnah
  34. Tony Hoffmann
  35. Hon. Brad Hoylman
  36. Binn Jakupi
  37. Hon. Letitia James
  38. Hon. Corey Johnson
  39. Camille Joseph
  40. Phillip Keane
  41. Greg Lambert
  42. Dodge Landesman
  43. Phillip McCarthy
  44. Cameron McFadden
  45. Matt McMorrow
  46. Michael Mallon
  47. Mike C. Manning
  48. Cathy Marino-Thomas
  49. Hon. Carlos Menchaca
  50. Hon. Rosie Mendez
  51. John Cameron Mitchell
  52. Donny Moss
  53. Barry Mullineaux
  54. Hon. Paul Newell
  55. Hon. Yuh-Line Niou
  56. Denis O'Hare
  57. Noah Pfefferbilt
  58. Josue Pierre
  59. Bob Pontarelli
  60. Billy Porter
  61. Joe Pressley
  62. Randy Rainbow
  63. Hon. Jenifer Rajkumar
  64. Hon. Gustavo Rivera
  65. Barbara Rosen
  66. Hon. Helen Rosenthal
  67. Maer Roshan
  68. Toby Russo
  69. Bill Samuels
  70. James Sansum
  71. Scott Sartiano
  72. Hon. Arthur Schwartz
  73. Lynn Schulman
  74. Hon. Rebecca Seawright
  75. Frank Selvaggi
  76. Rev. Al Sharpton
  77. Hon. Jo Anne Simon
  78. Tom Smith
  79. Marti Speranza
  80. Anne Strahle
  81. Hon. Scott Stringer
  82. Wayne Sunday
  83. Hon. Bill Thompson
  84. Hon. Matt Titone
  85. Hon. Ritchie Torres
  86. Sam Underwood
  87. Derek Walker
  88. Jessica Walter
  89. Patricia Nell Warren
  90. Wil Weder
  91. Seth Weissman
  92. Mel Wymore
  93. Emma Wolfe
  94. Hon. Keith Wright
  95. Zephyr Teachout