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On Sunday, the iconic Pride March in New York City and its 14,000+ participants were led, in an historic first, by Boy Scouts members and leaders.
The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF), in conjunction with a coalition that includes the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and Empire State Pride Agenda among others, has announced that the State of New York now requires only an affidavit from a licensed healthcare provider that indicates a transgender individual has received clinical treatment in order to correct birth certificates. The City of New York has yet to follow suit.
Bryan John Ellicott, a city employee for the Office of Emergency Management and a 24-year-old transgender man, is suing New York City after three Parks Department employees allegedly discriminated against him because of his gender identity on July 21 last year.
The June 2nd LGBT Rally for Homeless Youth will be the launch of the National Campaign for Youth Shelter, a movement to prioritize the protection of homeless youth across the United States.
Heart Gallery NYC is hosting a photo exhibition during Pride Month in partnership with You Gotta Believe and Times Square Alliance.
Melinda Katz, the President of the Queens Borough in New York City, has rescinded an invitation to the Boy Scouts of America to offer a presentation to her cabinet, citing the discriminatory policy of banning gay Scout leaders.
For the first time since the beginning of the HIV epidemic, AIDS is no longer one of the top ten causes of death in the city.
The New York City Department of Education has issued a list of guidelines regarding best practices for meeting the needs of students who are transgender. But there is still more work to be done.
Masterson and his partner Peter Moore were physically attacked on a NYC Subway platform last Sunday morning by a man screaming anti-gay slurs.
At a City Hall news conference, Mayor de Blasio stated “I simply disagree with the organizers of that parade in their exclusion of some individuals in this city”.