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The Time Is Now for Transgender Equality

Eòghann Renfroe | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Eòghann Renfroe

It is time for the New York State Senate to do the right thing and stop transgender New Yorkers from being treated like second-class citizens. It is time for Gov. Cuomo to become an integral part of this historic moment in transgender rights and call for the Senate to bring GENDA to a vote. It is time for GENDA to become law.

GENDA: Another Step Toward Full Equality

Hon. Richard Gottfried | Posted 08.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Hon. Richard Gottfried

Would you believe that in 2013, in the progressive state of New York, discrimination is still legal? It's true. One group of New Yorkers can be fired from their jobs, turned away from services and even evicted from their homes -- simply for being who they are: transgender New Yorkers.

The Canary in the Coal Mine

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Last week's Pew study on LGBT people paints an extremely negative picture of the battlespace as it stands for transgender people. We have almost no cultural acceptance. We lack all the traditional methods for changing this for the better. The risk of being "left behind" is strong.

Transgender Freedom Riders: The Fight For Transgender Equality In New York State

Laverne Cox | Posted 06.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Laverne Cox

On Tuesday, March 12, I woke up at 4:30 a.m. to meet with a group of representatives from Housing Works who, every Tuesday from January to June, travel to Albany, N.Y., to speak with New York state legislators to encourage them to pass the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act.

Transgender Politics: Michael Long And The New York Conservative Party Are Short On Tolerance

Steven Kurlander | Posted 04.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Steven Kurlander

There's a new law being proposed in Albany, the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), which calls for protections against discrimination for New York's transgender population. It passed the Assembly last week, but New York's Conservative Party is blocking it in the Senate.

Beyond Second-Class Citizenship For Transgender People (VIDEO)

Laverne Cox | Posted 07.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Laverne Cox

While I am a huge supporter of marriage equality, as a transgender woman of color, I recognize that there are arguably bigger issues for my trans brothers and sisters, like employment and health-care discrimination and violence against transgender people.