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

Equality New York News

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

Equality New York News

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

Equality New York Action Alerts

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

Equality New York Events

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 …

In the News: LGBT Protests Against Trump Planned For L.A., New, York, Washington D.C.

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by Kristina Marusic for NewNowNext In the first 12 days of the Trump presidency, there have been hundreds of protests across the U.S. for women’s rights and against the Muslim bam. Now, the LGBT community is coming for him. After reports that the president was preparing to sign executive orders curtailing LGBT equality, protests have been announced for this week in both L.A. …

Why We March Together

Equality New York News

Originally published in The New Civil Rights Movement Update: By the time we arrived to march at the Women’s March in NYC, over 600 people had registered to march as part of the LGBTQI community with EQNY. Our son cried when we told him Donald Trump won the election. My husband and I held him and told him everything would …

In The News: New LGBT Voices Emerge on Albany Scene

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Published in Gay City News on October 27, 2016 Ten months after the Empire State Pride Agenda abruptly announced it was folding up its tent and with a presidential election looming that will also determine control of the State Assembly and Senate in Albany, two new political action committees have stepped into what would otherwise have been a political void …