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November 12, 2015

Call to Action: Support Gov. Cuomo’s Action to Protect the Trans* Community

Category: Call to Action — Tags: , , , , — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 2:54 pm
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Dear friends,

As you know, the Governor will direct the State Division of Human Rights to introduce regulations to prohibit harassment and discrimination on the basis of gender identity, transgender status, and gender dysphoria in the areas of public and private housing, employment, credit, education and public accommodations.

Beginning Nov 4, for 45 days, the public will be allowed to comment on this regulation and we are all encouraged and urged to do so.

Submit comments to:
Caroline J. Downey, General Counsel, Division of Human Rights
One Fordham Plaza, 4th Floor
Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 741-8402
cdowney@dhr.ny.gov

Public comment will be received until: Monday, December 21st.  (Preferable to submit by Friday, December 18th.)

Please note, it is imperative that your comments include not only praise for the governor’s bold and strategically smart action on behalf of our community but that we also call for the codification of these anti-discrimination measures through the passage of NYS law with the passage of the Gender Expression Non Discrimination Act immediately. While the regulations are strong, legislation is strongest and of course the regulation does not include hate crimes protections and could be overturned by a new governor  (unlikely but possible).

So please consider drafting your own comments and tell your own story. Please include  why this regulation is important in your life and your family and for all Trans and GNC NYers and also include a statement that reflects this:

I strongly urge full support and swift action that endeavors to pass GENDA in 2016, which will strengthen every other measure taken by NYS to protect and bring justice to New York’s Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming community.

Thank you,
Michael
Michael Weidrich
Executive Director & CEO

 

October 7, 2014

My2024: Is there a future for the LGBTQ Movement?

Category: General — Tags: , , , , , , — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 1:00 pm

Starting today, and running through October 8, you can participate in My2024, a collaboration of The Arcus Foundation, the Institute for Future and a large number of local & national LGBTQ organizations.

My2024 is a national online conversation imagining what the USA may look like for LGBTQ people ten years into the future.

When you sign up to participate, you are able to share any wishes, fears or hopes you may have for the collective future of the LGBTQ movement.

There’s three ways you can take part in this conversation:

•Register at My2024.us to participate in the October 7-8 event.
•Follow My2024 on Facebook, Twitter @My2024LGBTQ and Instagram @My2024 for news and updates.
•Forward this email to 3 of your friends and share why you’re excited about #My2024

So join the conversation and share your thoughts!