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First Annual Bronx Summit for Women and Girls, May 12

The first annual Bronx Summit for Women and Girls is May 12th, 9:30 am-3:30 pm at the Metropolitan College of New York at 459 E. 149th Street in the Bronx. The NYC Commission on Human Rights, Violence Intervention Program and […]

Hetrick-Martin Institute and the New York City Council Host “Bronx LGBTQ Youth Summit” – March 18th

Hetrick-Martin Institute and the New York City Council Host “Bronx LGBTQ Youth Summit” – March 18th

Hetrick-Martin Institute and the New York City Council Host “Bronx LGBTQ Youth Summit” [NEW YORK, N.Y.] Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI), the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit social services agency and leader in LGBTQ youth programming, is proud to host, in collaboration […]

Congressman Eliot Engel opposes JCPOA

STATEMENT-Engel on Administration Withdrawing Guidelines for Transgender Students

Engel Statement on the Administration Withdrawing Guidelines for Transgender Students Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a leading member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and member of the House LGBT Caucus, issued the following statement on the Administration’s move […]

by · February 28, 2017 · Bulletin Board, LGBT Issues
Councilmember Ritchie Torres and NYC DHS Announce Opening of New Homeless Shelter for LGBTQ Community

Councilmember Ritchie Torres and NYC DHS Announce Opening of New Homeless Shelter for LGBTQ Community

NYC DEPARTMENT OF HOMELESS SERVICES AND COUNCIL MEMBER RITCHIE TORRES ANNOUNCE OPENING OF NEW HOMELESS SHELTER FOR LGBTQ COMMUNITY Brand-new shelter model will provide targeted services for LGBTQ community NEW YORK—Today, the Department of Homeless Services and Council Member Ritchie […]

Senator Jeff Klein Announces Funding for Outreach Efforts for LGBT Elders Living in the Bronx

Senator Jeff Klein Announces Funding for Outreach Efforts for LGBT Elders Living in the Bronx

Bronx, NY — State Senator Jeff Klein (D- Bronx/Westchester) announced $150,000 in funding for Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Elders today at SAGE Center Bronx. In recognition of National Coming Out Day, on Tuesday, October 11, […]

Governor Cuomo Designates Legendary Stonewall Inn as New York State Historic Site

Governor Cuomo Designates Legendary Stonewall Inn as New York State Historic Site

Governor Cuomo Designates Legendary Stonewall Inn as New York State Historic Site State Unveils New York “Open Doors Campaign” to Promote State’s Historic Embrace of Diversity; Ads to Run in New York, North Carolina, Mississippi and Texas  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed […]

by · June 27, 2016 · LGBT Issues, News
The pink triangle overlapping a yellow triangle was used to tag Jewish homosexuals in Nazi concentration camps.

Cuomo, de Blasio and LGBT Leaders Join In Solidarity with Survivors and Victims of the Orlando Terror Attack

GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO, MAYOR BILL deBLASIO AND LGBT LEADERS JOIN TO STAND INSOLIDARITY WITH THE SURVIVORS AND VICTIMSOF THE ORLANDO TERRORIST ATTACK   New York, New York: Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Stonewall Democrats, and leaders of the […]

by · June 13, 2016 · LGBT Issues, News
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After Orlando shooting City Hall in rainbow colors to represent LGBT pride

ALL FLAGS TO FLY AT HALF-STAFF EFFECTIVE TODAY IN RESPECT FOR VICTIMS OF THE ORLANDO SHOOTING   City also will light City Hall in rainbow colors to represent LGBT pride   NEW YORK—As a mark of respect for the victims […]

by · June 13, 2016 · LGBT Issues, News
Cuomo Bans Non-essential Again, This Time Mississippi

Cuomo Bans Non-essential Again, This Time Mississippi

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed an executive order banning all non-essential state travel to Mississippi. The order requires all New York State agencies, departments, boards and commissions to immediately review all requests for state funded or state sponsored travel […]

by · April 5, 2016 · Government, LGBT Issues, News
CUOMO ISSUES ANTI-DISCRIMINATION EXECUTIVE ORDER PROTECTING TRANSGENDER NEW YORKERS

CUOMO ISSUES ANTI-DISCRIMINATION EXECUTIVE ORDER PROTECTING TRANSGENDER NEW YORKERS

First Executive in the Nation to Issue Statewide Regulations Prohibiting Harassment and Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity, Transgender Status or Gender Dysphoria    Last week, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo introduced regulations through the New York State Human Rights Law […]

by · October 26, 2015 · Government, LGBT Issues
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WYSK: President Obama and Christian Persecution

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW  By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz  District 32 Bronx Senator Rev. Diaz on President Obama and Christian Persecution     Last night, I watched President Barack Obama speak on national television about the massacre at Oregon’s Umpwua […]

WYSK: Even Madonna’s Brother Supports Kim Davis

WYSK: Even Madonna’s Brother Supports Kim Davis

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz Even Madonna’s Brother Supports Kim Davis You should know that Ms. Kim Davis is a devout Christian who works as the County Clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky, and was put in […]

by · September 7, 2015 · Government, LGBT Issues, Op Ed
David Bunning: An Example that All Judges Should Follow

David Bunning: An Example that All Judges Should Follow

As the first same sex couples received their licenses to marry in Rowan County, Kentucky, praise and admiration should be given to Judge David L. Bunning of the U.S District Court. He ruled that County Clerk Kim Davis was in […]

by · September 6, 2015 · LGBT Issues, Op Ed, Religion
Dinowitz Says Kentucky County Clerk Should Quit

Dinowitz Says Kentucky County Clerk Should Quit

This week, Kentucky’s Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was held in contempt of federal court and jailed for her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In response, Bronx assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz released a statement urging Ms. Davis to […]

by · September 6, 2015 · Faith, LGBT Issues, News
Transgender symbols used to identify Intersex and transgender people frequently consist of modified gender symbols combining elements from both the male and female symbols. One version, originating from a drawing by Holly Boswell in 1993, depicts a circle with an arrow projecting from the top-right, as per the male symbol, and a cross projecting from the bottom, as per the female symbol, with an additional struck arrow (combining the female cross and male arrow) projecting from the top-left.

Gender and Sexual Identity: To be a Woman or to be a Man

Soon after Caitlin Jenner transitioned to female, The New York Times published a thought provoking column by Elinor Burkett called What Makes a Woman. Ms. Burkett has brought to the forefront many issues regarding what makes a person male or female […]

by · September 2, 2015 · Editorials, LGBT Issues, Women