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

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…

On the Passing of Edie Windsor

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…

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

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,…

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

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.…

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

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…
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Three Transgender Women of Color Murdered in One Week- LGBT Service Providers and Allies Outraged

New York LGBT Coalition March 3, 2017 To date, seven trans women of color have lost their lives this year. All but one was under 35. Violence towards transgender women of color is an epidemic and one that must be addressed immediately. The New York…

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

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…

Why We March Together

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…
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