Call on leaders to pass GENDA
For some New Yorkers, the most fundamental parts of their identity expose them to hostility and exclusion. Transgender and gender-nonconforming New Yorkers face the threat of pervasive discrimination just because of their gender expression, limiting their ability to make a living, find housing, or navigate spaces like hospitals and businesses across New York.
Yet our state’s Human Rights Law fails to explicitly protect the gender identity and expression of New Yorkers. We need to fix this now — especially given the threat the Trump administration poses to the rights of transgender and gender nonconforming people.
The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) would add explicit protections for gender identity and gender expression to New York State's anti-discrimination laws. Nineteen other states have already passed such protections — New York is now shamefully behind the curve.
Take action: Tell Governor Cuomo and State Senate leaders to pass GENDA and secure explicit protections for transgender and gender nonconforming New Yorkers.
Andrew M. Cuomo (D-NY), Governor
Your State Upper Chamber Representatives
Your State Lower Chamber Representatives
Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Majority Leader, New York State Senate