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New York State Passes GENDA Transgender Rights Law

New York State Passes GENDA Transgender Rights Law

GENDA, first introduced in 2003, and since passed by the Assembly eight times, was approved today by the NY Senate and sent to the Governor. This historic milestone for transgender rights is the result of passionate advocacy by countless grassroots groups like The Long Island Transgender Advocacy Coalition, Out Alliance and state and national efforts. S01047  […]

Empire State Pride Agenda Disbands, Screwing NY Trans People

Empire State Pride Agenda Disbands, Screwing NY Trans People

Realizing the trans community’s worst fears, the New York Empire State Pride Agenda announced the shocking news Saturday that they are ceasing operations after 25 years of operations. Pushing themselves from the equality table, ESPA said that they have completed their mission with Gov. Cuomo’s announced executive order protecting transgender New Yorkers. Mara Keisling at the NCTE […]

How New York Is Discriminating Against Transgender People

How New York Is Discriminating Against Transgender People

The day before national marriage equality was passed, New York said no to basic human rights for transgender people. For 8 years GENDA, the Gender Employment Non-Discrimination Act, has passed the assembly without ever reaching the floor of the state senate once! While Nassau County, second most populated area outside of New York City, has […]

Long Island Transgender Advocacy Coalition turns the heat up on GENDA

Long Island Transgender Advocacy Coalition turns the heat up on GENDA

Andi Dier says no more rhetoric Gov. Cuomo. She wants her human rights. Right now. 14 years ago Trans New Yorker’s were left to fend for themselves, defenseless in the slaughter we see daily in the news. Four Years ago then candidate for Gov. Cuomo made it sound like transgender rights meant something to him. […]

Transgender group to picket Governor Cuomo’s Democratic rally in Hauppauge N.Y.

Transgender group to picket Governor Cuomo’s Democratic rally in Hauppauge N.Y.

It’ll be a decade before we know it, and the promises he made to pass GENDA remain unfullfilled. Juli Grey-Owens from (LITAC) writes “in 2010, then candidate for Governor, Andrew Cuomo was quoted as saying:” “New Yorkers believe that their neighbors should be afforded the same rights and privileges under the law that they receive. […]