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ESPA goes out with a whimper without having passed GENDA

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ESPA goes out with a whimper not the bang of having passed GENDA by Pauline Park On Dec. 12, the Empire State Pride Agenda abruptly announced it would be shutting down the Pride Agenda — which so many people over the years have called ‘ESPA’ — and its Foundation, though its political action committee will […]

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NYAGRA on TG inclusion in SONDA (2002)

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SONDA and Transgender Inclusion in Pending State Legislation by Pauline Park Member, NYAGRA Board of Directors January 2002 Recently, there has been much discussion within the transgender community in New York City about the Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act (SONDA), the ‘gay rights bill’ currently pending in the New York state legislature. I would like to take this opportunity to […]

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City implements trans rights (NY Blade, 4.22.05)

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City implements trans rights Local Law 3 amends the city’s Human Rights Law to protect gender identity and expression By Mike Lavers New York Blade News Friday, April 22, 2005 As a transsexual, Justine Nicholas said she often feels like Nora in the last act of Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House.” This sense of isolation was only compounded […]

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Pataki ready to be underdog once again (NY Blade, 8.5.05)

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Pataki ready to be underdog once again Governor’s gay-friendly record could hurt a potential presidential run By James Withers New York Blade News August 5, 2005 After months of speculation, Gov. George Pataki made it official last week and announced he would not seek a fourth term. Instead, many political experts expect Pataki to make a run […]

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NYAGRA history part one: the founding

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On the steps of City Hall at the press conference on 29 February 2000 announcing the public launch of the campaign for Int. No. 24, the New York City transgender rights bill. Front row: Council Member Margarita Lopez, Council Member Philip Reed, Juan Figueroa (executive director of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense & Education Fund), […]