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. Lisa Cannistraci
  12. Kathleen Chalfant
  13. Gus Christensen
  14. Erik Coler
  15. Debra Cooper
  16. Hon. Jon Cooper
  17. Wilson Cruz
  18. Hon. Laurie Cumbo
  19. Alan Cumming
  20. Valorie Curry
  21. Michael Czaczkes
  22. Hon. Bill de Blasio
  23. Jon Del Giorno
  24. Aries Dela Cruz
  25. Kyan Douglas
  26. Hon. Daniel Dromm
  27. James Duff
  28. Hon. Ronnie Eldridge
  29. Kathryn Erbe
  30. Hon. Herman Farrell
  31. Hon. Alan Fleishman
  32. Hon. Dan Garodnick
  33. Dan Gettleman
  34. Tommy Greco
  35. Hon. Mark Green
  36. Robert Grunnah
  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. Greg Lambert
  45. Marc Landis
  46. Dodge Landesman
  47. Cameron McFadden
  48. Michael Mallon
  49. Mike C. Manning
  50. Cathy Marino-Thomas
  51. Hon. Carlos Menchaca
  52. Hon. Rosie Mendez
  53. John Cameron Mitchell
  54. Donny Moss
  55. Barry Mullineaux
  56. Ali Najmi
  57. Hon. Paul Newell
  58. Hon. Yuh-Line Niou
  59. Noah Pfefferbilt
  60. Josue Pierre
  61. Bob Pontarelli
  62. Billy Porter
  63. Joe Pressley
  64. Hon. Jenifer Rajkumar
  65. Neil Reilly
  66. Hon. Gustavo Rivera
  67. Barbara Rosen
  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. Hon. Rebecca Seawright
  77. Frank Selvaggi
  78. Rev. Al Sharpton
  79. Taylor Shubert
  80. Hon. Jo Anne Simon
  81. Tom Smith
  82. Marti Speranza
  83. Anne Strahle
  84. Hon. Scott Stringer
  85. Wayne Sunday
  86. Hon. Bill Thompson
  87. Hon. Matt Titone
  88. Hon. Ritchie Torres
  89. Sam Underwood
  90. Derek Walker
  91. Jessica Walter
  92. Patricia Nell Warren
  93. Wil Weder
  94. Seth Weissman
  95. Justin Westbrook-Lowery
  96. Mel Wymore
  97. Emma Wolfe
  98. Hon. Keith Wright
  99. Zephyr Teachout