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GMHC Expands Legal Reach to Queens (GCN, 11.1.02)

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GMHC Expands Legal Reach to Queens Pride House in Woodside home to effort focused on new Americans By Matthew Coleman Gay City News 1-7 November 2002 Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GHMC) opened a new legal services program this week in Queens in cooperation with Queens Pride House and the City University of New York School […]

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New Law Stands Up For LGBT Youth (Queens Tribune, 7.1.10)

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Jackson Heights This Week New Law Stands Up For LGBT Youth Queens Tribune 1-7 July 2010 The New York State Senate passed sweeping anti-bullying legislation on June 22 that will be the first in the nation to include protection for transgender individuals. The Dignity for All Students Act passed the Senate by an overwhelming 58-3 […]

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Queens Pride House faces funding shortfall (7.6.10)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more info., contact: Daniel Castellanos Executive Director (718) 429-5309 (646) 285-6931 dcastellanos@queenspridehouse.org Pauline Park Vice-President, Board of Directors (718) 424-4003 paulinepark@earthlink.net Queens Pride House 76-11 37th Avenue, Suite 206 Jackson Heights, NY 11372 (718) 429-5309 http://www.queenspridehouse.org/ New York, 6 July 2010 — Queens Pride House is appealing to members of the […]

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Julio Rivera: remembering his murder 20 years later

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Julio Rivera’s brother, Ted & niece, Jennifer (second and third from left) at the July 2 vigil on 37th St. in Jackson Heights (photo: John Won). On 2 July 2010, members of the family of Julio Rivera were joined by nearly 70 people who gathered to remember the murder of the young gay Latino who […]

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NYAGRA letter re Hillary Clinton on TG in federal law (GCN, 11.9.06)

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Follow Up on Clinton’s Gender Rights Comments By: Pauline Park Gay City News 11.9.2006 To the Editor: In your article, “Absorbing Gay Pain & Praise, Clinton Says She’s Evolved” (Paul Schindler, Oct. 26-Nov. 1), you report on Senator Hillary Clinton’s response to a question from a member of the Greater Voices Coalition about whether she would support inclusion of […]

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Turning Law Into Action: Panel at NYU (GCN, 4.21.05)

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Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer came to the forum at NYU and spoke briefly about transgender rights. Turning Law Into Action Panel at NYU discusses obstacles, opportunities of gender rights law By Winnie McCroy Gay City News April 21-27, 2005 Vol. IV, Issue 16 A crowd of about 50 transgendered people, advocates and political leaders gathered […]

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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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Advocates Protest Name Change Denial (GCN, 9.14.06)

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Advocates Protest Name Change Denial Trans rights group presses for reconsideration of Manhattan ruling By Duncan Osborne Gay City News 14-20 September 2006 Volume 5, Number 37 The Sylvia Rivera Law Project is objecting after a Manhattan Civil Court judge denied name changes to four transgendered women who sought the new names as part of transitioning to their […]

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Gay students face hostile environment, report says (Newsday, 10.28.05)

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Gay students face hostile environment, report says By Ellen Yan staff writer Newsday October 28, 2005 Many gay and transgender students have been harassed daily in city schools, including by staff who call them names or remain silent when they see bullying, concludes a report released Thursday. The survey from the nonprofit Advocates for Children, which interviewed 75 […]

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Report: Staff also taunt gay students (NY Blade, 11.4.05)

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Report: Staff also taunt gay students New York Blade News 4 November 2005 Both students and staff in city schools harass gay students, a nonprofit group announced last week in a published study. In a survey sponsored by Advocates for Children, about a third of the students reported being called names daily and 26 percent said they had […]