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