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Montclair Council candidate Peter Yacobellis. (Photo: Courtesy of Garden State equality)

Garden State Equality backs former finance director for Montclair Council

LGBT group endorses former Peter Yacobellis

By Nikita Biryukov, April 01 2020 7:55 pm

The state’s leading LGBTQ+ organization endorsed Peter Yacobellis for Montclair Council Wednesday.

“For nearly two decades, Peter has been advocating for the rights of the LGBTQ community–both in New Jersey and New York,” Garden State Equality executive director Christian Fuscarino said. “From Garden State Equality to the Trevor Project, Peter steps up in times of crisis, partners with organizations, and ensures the community is well equipped to address what’s needed.”

Yacobellis, the group’s former finance director, also served in New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s gubernatorial administration.

He is currently director of human resources and facilities for Amicus Therapeutics.

“I am so excited to receive this endorsement. For nearly two decades, Garden State Equality has been a model for statewide LGBTQ+ rights organizations; helping New Jersey be one of the first states to pass marriage equality and ban conversion therapy,” Yacobellis said. “I’m so grateful to the Board of Directors for their unanimous endorsement of my candidacy. I know together, we will advance the equality agenda here in Montclair.”

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