New York City

Bloomberg, de Blasio & the New York Times

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Bloomberg, de Blasio & the New York Times “What is definitely off-target is the notion, which the New York Times repeated Saturday but certainly didn’t invent, that ‘more managerial’ appointees are somehow ideologically neutral. This misconception underlay a lot of the skewed analysis of the Bloomberg administration, which was seen as apolitical, as merely interested […]

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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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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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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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NYAGRA history: 2002

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Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg signed Int. No. 24 into law on 30 April 2002, with lead sponsor Council Member Bill Perkins and the coordinator of the legislative work group Pauline Park at his side; Ariel Herrera, Christine Quinn and Joe Grabarz stand to her left. NYAGRA history: 2002 The year 2002 represents a key turning […]