James Vacca, a Democrat who represents Throggs Neck and other neighborhoods in the Bronx, disclosed his sexual orientation on his Twitter page.
— James Vacca (@JamesVacca13) January 22, 2016
New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo are among those who applauded Vacca.
.@JamesVacca13 I’m honored to know you and stand with you.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) January 22, 2016
“Your courage deserves our respect and the highest admiration possible,” wrote gay New York City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Queens) on his Twitter page.
Corey Johnson (D-Manhattan), Carlos Menchaca (D-Brooklyn), Rosie Mendez (D-Manhattan), Ritchie Torres (D-Bronx) and Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Queens) are the other out members of the City Council.
Vacca was elected to the City Council in 2005.