As Dems push abortion rights, state party takes hands-off approach to Equal Rights Amendment fight

Some advocates fear a repeat of 2021, when the state party failed to invest enough to promote controversial ballot initiatives.


Summit highlights mental health of LGBTQ+ New Yorkers in the digital space

Attendees at “Diverse Spaces, Diverse Faces,” presented by Equality New York in collaboration with City & State, discussed racism, criminalization and anti-trans attacks, as well as regulating social media and protecting free expression.

Albany Agenda

Opinion: Nationwide, LGBTQ+ young people are in crisis. New York can do something about it.

We must include funding for free mental health appointments for our youth in this year’s state budget.

News & Politics

Manhattan parent board’s anti-trans vote complicates debate over mayoral control of public schools

Progressives want to give greater control of public schools to parents – just not these parents.


Does Bruce Blakeman’s ban on trans players on girls’ teams violate state law?

New York’s Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity.


Trans activist Shéár Avory to run for Assembly seat in Hudson Valley

If elected, Avory would be the first out trans elected official in New York state.


Meet the next generation of LGBTQ+ rights activists in New York

Seven years after the Empire State Pride Agenda called it quits, Elisa Crespo and the New Pride Agenda are fighting to protect LGBTQ+ rights in the state.

New York State

Al Taylor has come around on New York’s Equality Amendment

The Assembly member and New York City Council candidate said his personal views should not “overrule the right for someone else to make their own decisions.”

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New York State

How New York repealed the ‘walking while trans’ law

Activist Kiara St. James, along with other activists and lawmakers, worked for years to end the discriminatory law.