May 3, 2020
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–The Trenton Mayor’s Office has released an audio recording this afternoon of a May 2, 2020 Council Briefing on COVID-19 Coronavirus conference call. In the audio of the conference call it can be heard Councilwoman Vaughn making many anti-LGBTQ comments and much foul language aimed at Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora. Garden State Equality released a statement that Councilwoman Vaughn should step down over the remarks heard on the call.
After some debate it has been decided that MidJersey.news will release the tape from the meeting as provided by the Trenton Mayor’s Office you can listen below:
The meeting can be heard here, WARNING CONTAINS FOUL LANGUAGE INCLUDING PROFANITY AND SLURS DISCRETION ADVISED
Garden State Equality’s Statement:
Yesterday the The Trentonian reported on anti-LGBTQ attacks from Trenton Councilwoman Robin Vaughn against openly gay Mayor Reed Gusciora and his colleague Councilman Joe Harrison. Following a conversation with Mayor Gusciora, Garden State Equality’s Executive Director Christian Fuscarino has released the following statement:
“Councilwoman Vaughn is unfit to serve the people of Trenton. There’s no need to parse words here: for her hateful anti-LGBTQ language and defending the anti-Semitic slurs of others, she must resign. Her words are an attack on the diversity of Trenton’s community, the city’s elected leadership, and our state as a whole. Any decent-minded New Jerseyan who believes in the success and future of our state’s capital should denounce this hateful rhetoric and call for her to step down immediately.”