Dear LeGaL Members and Friends:
Today we made history in New York!
In an historic vote, both chambers of the New York’s Legislature finally passed GENDA—a measure to protect transgender and gender non-conforming people from discrimination statewide. This turning point is a victory some 17 years in the making. Today is truly the dawn of a new era – an era in which all New Yorkers, no matter their gender, can feel protected under our law against the rollbacks and attacks coming from the federal government.
But that’s not all! We also passed a bill that will ban the barbaric practice of conversion therapy in New York. Every LGBTQ person is born perfect. We applaud Senator Brad Holyman, Assembleymember Dick Gottfried, and all the lawmakers who voted today to codify these crucially important civil rights protections. LeGaL will continue our work of many years to see that LGBTQ people are treated fairly under the law. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. We have made many important advances over LeGaL’s 41 years, but there is so much work to be done. Please join us by becoming a member today! You are LeGaL, and together we fight for full equality and justice for ALL.
In community, Eric Lesh Executive Director
Kristen Prata Browde Board President