The announcement from the out council speaker and mayoral candidate comes after dozens of antigay attacks in the city this year.
As of May, the rate of antigay hate crimes in New York are already double the rates of 2012.
Seven months after Louis Rispoli was beaten to death on streets of Queens, the reasons behind the police department's incorrect response to the attack remain unclear.
A spree of antigay violence in New York City could be backlash over LGBT equality, but the head of the National Organization for Marriage insists there's no connection.
Dan Contarino, a nightlife promoter, was brutally beaten last night in the East Village around the same time a gay male couple were also attacked in the SoHo neighborhood.