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All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Empire State.

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Hispanic Heritage Month: A Story Collection

By Shane Stahl • October 7, 2020, 12:34 pm

As Hispanic Heritage Month draws to a close it’s important to lift up the voices of Hispanic and Latinx LGBTQ people, who may face discrimination on multiple levels, including their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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The Last Five Years: Marriage Equality, Other Milestones, and The Ones We Have Yet to Pass

By Shane Stahl • June 26, 2020, 10:06 am Five years ago today, marriage equality became the law of the land when the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges—a watershed moment in American history. Read our reflection on this anniversary—and the work still to be done to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.
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Transgender Day of Visibility: What it Means to Live Visibly and to Fight for Those Who Cannot

By Kasey Suffredini • March 31, 2019, 1:52 am FFAA's President of Strategy Kasey Suffredini reflects on both recent victories and continuing challenges this Transgender Day of Visibility, 2019.
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VICTORY! New York Governor Signs Transgender Nondiscrimination Bill Into Law

January 25, 2019, 12:19 pm Today New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) into law, providing explicit and comprehensive protections for transgender people from discrimination in employment, housing, public spaces, and education. GENDA passed in the Assembly by 100-40 and was approved by a vote of 42-19 in the Senate, both with bipartisan support.
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New York Lawmakers Advance GENDA

January 14, 2019, 3:40 pm Today lawmakers in New York advanced legislation to protect transgender people from discrimination.
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Freedom for All Americans’ LGBTQ Legislative Outlook for 2019

By Hannah Willard • December 21, 2018, 12:38 pm The 2019 legislative session will offer opportunities to advance statewide nondiscrimination protections and create movement for a federal law, but also set up potential fights against anti-LGBTQ legislation.

Nonbinary Education Activist: “We Have to Embrace Everyone’s Authenticity”

December 13, 2018, 12:03 pm Jamey Jesperson, an education associate for GLSEN, tells their story as a nonbinary person, and speaks about the need for transgender and non-binary-inclusive school policies.
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The LGBTQ Cases to Watch at the U.S. Supreme Court This Term

By Adam Polaski • October 1, 2018, 4:17 pm The Supreme Court could hear any number of cases concerning LGBTQ nondiscrimination during their upcoming term — take a look at our analysis here.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Important Anniversaries, Movement in the Courts, Another Bad Bill in OH, and a Maryland Candidate Makes History

By Shane Stahl • June 29, 2018, 4:06 pm Stories from OH, TX, NY, MD, WA and CO are featured this week.
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49 Years Since Stonewall: Looking to the Past to Keep Moving Forward

By Shane Stahl • June 28, 2018, 10:38 am Remembering a watershed moment in LGBTQ history, and using what we learned to move forward in the nondiscrimination movement.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: NJ Grows More Welcoming, Continued Celebration in NH, and Movement in Legal Cases

By Shane Stahl • June 1, 2018, 3:45 pm LQBTQ nondiscrimination saw New Jersey becoming perhaps the most transgender-inclusive state in the union, New Hampshire saying goodbye to a stalwart nondiscrimination campaign manager, and petitions in two legal cases asking the U.S. Supreme Court for review.
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Gender Expression Nondiscrimination Act Passes in New York General Assembly, Heads to State Senate

By Shane Stahl • May 8, 2018, 4:57 pm The legislation will make its way to the state senate for the ninth time since being introduced in 2003.
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Victory! Huge Win for LGBTQ Employment Non-Discrimination at the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals

By Shane Stahl • February 26, 2018, 10:10 am This victory is especially significant for the national landscape of LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections because it changes the precedent for the entire 2nd Circuit.
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FFAA Board Chair Andrea Marra Announces Run For NY State Senate

By Shane Stahl • February 7, 2018, 2:17 pm This week, Freedom For All Americans Board Member Andrea Marra announced that she would make a historic run for New York State Senate.
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Local Steps Forward: City Ordinances, Council Leadership, and Moves to Protect Transgender Students

By Shane Stahl • January 10, 2018, 11:54 am A series of events at the local level nationwide concerning non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people.