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 […]

LGBT

Transgender Rights (New York Times editorial, 8.29.00)

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Transgender Rights editorial New York Times 29 August 2000 People who have had sex-change surgery, cross-dressers and others whose gender identity does not conform to societal norms are often targets of violence and bias that force them to live in fear for their safety or the loss of their jobs and shelter. A bill now […]

LGBT

Transgender Group Reaches Agreement on Restrooms (New York Times, 4.2.05)

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Pauline Park, a co-chairwoman of the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy, at the Manhattan Mall, Herald Square, Friday. (photo: Hiroko Masuike for The New York Times) Transgender Group Reaches Agreement on Restrooms By Nicholas Confessore New York Times 2 April 2005 When Pauline Park watched Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg sign an amendment toughening […]

health care

HRC & Social Security: Where They Stand (GCN, 12.9.04)

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Gay City News 9 December 2004 On the day that The New York Times ran a front-page story reporting that the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) was moderating its push for same-sex marriage rights and willing to entertain a discussion of supporting Social Security privatization in return for recognition of gay and lesbian partners in the […]

LGBT

Gov. Paterson signs executive order protecting trans state employees

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Gov. David Paterson, Pauline Park of NYAGRA & Michael Silverman of the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) (photo courtesy of Michael K. Lavers) On Dec. 16, Gov. David Paterson signed an executive order (Executive Order No. 33) prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity or expression in state employment. As the chair of the […]