New York City Files Amicus Brief On Behalf Of 65 Jurisdictions In Support Of Enforcing Colorado Anti-Discrimination Law

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THE CITY OF NEW YORK OFFICE OF THE MAYOR NEW YORK, NY 10007 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 30, 2017 CONTACT: pressoffice@cityhall.nyc.gov, (212) 788-2958 NEW YORK CITY FILES AMICUS BRIEF ON BEHALF OF 65 JURISDICTIONS IN SUPPORT OF ENFORCING COLORADO ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAW  Urges Supreme Court to deny Colorado baker’s request to turn away LGBTQ customers NEW YORK— New York City, Los Angeles, …

First Lady Chirlane McCray Launches NYC Unity Project, First Ever Citywide Commitment to Support LGBTQ You

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PRESS RELEASE: City will initially invest $4.8 million in a multi-agency effort to expand holistic services for LGBTQ youth, including a new drop in shelter, inclusive education, employment training and transgender healthcare NEW YORK—In the face of dangerous, divisive rhetoric and policies coming from the Trump administration targeting the LGBTQ community, First Lady Chirlane McCray today launched the NYC Unity …

On the Passing of Edie Windsor

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Our community has lost a giant today. Edie Windsor’s tenacious and tireless fight to ensure all LGBT Americans had the right to marry who they love will go down in history as a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights movement. We have always felt a certain pride that she was a New Yorker, representing the best of what this city …

COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICAN SERVICEMEMBERS CALLS ON PRESIDENT TRUMP TO RESCIND RESTRICTIONS ON TRANSGENDER TROOPS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK, NY — August 26, 2017 — The Coalition to Protect American Servicemembers (CPAS), a group of organizations joining together in a nonpartisan effort, dedicated to honoring and protecting all those who have served and are currently serving in the military, today released the following statement in response to the announcement that President Donald Trump signed …

Statement on Endorsement of Reverend Ruben Diaz, Sr., by ally New York City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez

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Equality New York PAC was disappointed to learn that New York City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez made a formal announcement yesterday endorsing Reverend Ruben Diaz, Sr., for City Council at a local event. Diaz, Sr., is a known enemy of civil rights for LGBTQI people. Council Member Rodriguez’s endorsement of Diaz, Sr., came only weeks after receiving the endorsement of New …

Stonewall 48 Years Later is Still Our Legacy to Uphold

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Forty eight seems like a long time ago to some of us. For others, it feels like yesterday. But whether you were in the west village 48 years ago, or weren’t even a glint in your parents’ eyes, what happened at Stonewall on this day changed the course of history. Marsha P. Johnson, we thank you and everyone who stood …

STATE SENATOR SQUADRON, COMMUNITY SLAM SENATE COMMITTEE FOR BLOCKING BASIC FAIRNESS FOR TRANSGENDER NEW YORKERS

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Squadron’s GENDA Would Codify Basic Anti-Discrimination Protections ALBANY – State Senator Daniel Squadron, lead sponsor of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA — S.502) and advocates released the following statements in response to the Senate’s Investigations and Government Operations Committee vote against basic fairness for transgender and gender nonconforming New Yorkers: “Today, the Senate stood with Trumpian divisiveness, discrimination, and fear. As the …

GENDA up for Committee Vote Tomorrow

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GENDA, the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, is on the Investigations and Government Operations Committee for a vote TOMORROW, Tuesday (4/25). EQNY is proud to advocate for GENDA as part of the GENDA 2017 coalition – and we need your help. Please share this alert. This vote is the first step in the process to get GENDA to the floor of the Senate for …

2017 LGBTQ Advocacy Day in Albany

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Join us Tuesday, May 2, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, in Albany, New York, at the Cornerstone Restaurant at the Empire State Plaza as we advocate for LGBTQ New Yorkers. Everyone is welcome to attend. We will be meeting with representatives to make it clear that New Yorkers demand justice and equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender …