PLEASE PRIORITIZE LGBTQ
Until there is an explicit federal nondiscrimination law, LGBTQ Americans will remain vulnerable to discrimination
in a wide range of areas, including employment, housing, and public spaces. Regardless of city and state laws,
discrimination in New York remains a real and urgent problem. As organizations who serve LGBTQ New Yorkers,
we call on Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer – who has long been a stalwart champion for our community –
to prioritize the passage of comprehensive federal legislation protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination.
For 46 years – since our own Bella Abzug introduced the first federal gay rights bill in 1974 - passing these
protections has been a top priority for the LGBTQ community.
There's no question that America and New York is ready for these protections. Now is the time to protect every
LGBTQ American. We urge Majority Leader Schumer and others to demonstrate bold leadership and finally deliver
this landmark advancement for LGBTQ Americans. Everyone should be able to build a life free from discrimination,
and federal nondiscrimination protections are the missing piece for LGBTQ people.
IT'S TIME TO TAKE ACTION.
A WIDER BRIDGE | ALBANY DAMIEN CENTER | AMIDA CARE | ASSOCIATION OF LEGAL AID ATTORNEYS 2325 LGBTQ CAUCUS BLACK
AND LATINO LGBTQ COALITION | BROOKLYN COMMUNITY PRIDE CENTER | CENTERLINK: THE COMMUNITY OF LGBT CENTERS
EMPOWERING QUEER & TRANS ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDERS (GAPIMNY) | EQUALITY NEW YORK | EQUALITY NY | GAY MEN’S HEALTH
CRISIS (GMHC) | GENDER EQUALITY NEW YORK, INC. | GLSEN LOWER HUDSON VALLEY | GLSEN UPSTATE NY GLYS WESTERN NEW
YORK, INC. | HARLEM PRIDE | HETRICK-MARTIN INSTITUTE | HOUSING WORKS | HUDSON VALLEY LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY CENTER
JIM OWLES LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB | KINGSTON PFLAG | LESBIAN AND GAY DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF QUEENS | MAKE THE ROAD
NY | NATIONAL HARM REDUCTION COALITION | NATIONAL LGBT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE | NEW PRIDE AGENDA | NEW YORK
JEWISH AGENDA | NEW YORK TRANSGENDER ADVOCACY GROUP | NYC ANTI-VIOLENCE PROJECT | NYC PRIDE & POWER
OUT ALLIANCE | PFLAG ITHACA-CORTLAND CHAPTER | PFLAG WESTCHESTER | PRIDE CENTER OF STATEN ISLAND | RAINBOW
ACCESS INITIATIVE, INC | ROCHESTER PFLAG | SAGE | SHARMUS OUTLAW ADVOCACY AND RIGHTS (SOAR) INSTITUTE | SOUTHERN
TIER AIDS PROGRAM - IDENTITY YOUTH CENTER | STONEWALL DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF NYC | THE ACKERMAN INSTITUTE FOR
THE FAMILY | THE ALBANY DAMIEN CENTER | THE CENTER FOR ANTI-VIOLENCE EDUCATION | THE LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL &
TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY CENTER | THE LGBTQ+ CAUCUS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF LEGAL AID ATTORNEYS (UAW LOCAL 2325)
THE STONEWALL INN GIVES BACK INITIATIVE | TRANS EQUITY CONSULTING | TRANSGENDER LEGAL DEFENSE & EDUCATION FUND
TRANSLASH MEDIA | TRANSLATINX NETWORK | TRILLIUM HEALTH | TRUE NORTH AT 499 GLEN | VOCAL-NY
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