Ritchie Torres and Mondaire Jones have all but won their primaries, and Samuel Nemir Olivares has as well in his local election.
Photographer Chris Berntsen documents the community stronghold that has endured over 60 years.
This comes only a few months after the city announced a third gender option on birth certificates.
She sang "Like a Prayer" and gave an empowering speech.
The boy band alum will ring in 2019 with Barefoot Bubbly in Times Square.
She was found at Jacob Riis Beach and is believed to have drowned.