Topics :: New York City Council

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NYC to Allow Trans Citizens to Change Gender on Birth Certificates Without Surgery

By Bobby McGuire | Monday Dec 8, 2014
The rights of transgender New Yorkers took a big step forward Monday when the New York City Council passed a bill allowing them to change the gender on their birth certificates without sex change surgery.

NYC Councilman Proposes Birth Certificate Modernization

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Oct 9, 2014
New York applauds Councilmember Corey Johnson for removing surgery requirements for altering birth certificates of transgender residents in New York City.

Panti-Monium: Where Pride Meets St. Patrick’s Day

By Bobby McGuire | Monday Mar 17, 2014
Drag performer Panti (aka Rory O’Neill) was the "Queen of Queens" marching with Mayor Bill deBlasio earlier this month at the "St. Patrick’s Parade for All" across the East River in Sunnyside, Queens.

Hell’s Kitchen High Rise Inferno Sparks Proposal Of New Safety Legislation

By Bobby McGuire | Monday Jan 13, 2014
In response to the recent fire in a Manhattan high rise that killed a gay man and seriously injured his husband, newly elected City Council Member Corey Johnson proposed legislation today to mandate that communications systems be installed in stairwells.

DeBlasio Leading in NYC Mayoral Primary

By Jonathan Lemire | Tuesday Sep 10, 2013
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio held a clear lead Tuesday night in New York City’s mayoral Democratic primary as polls closed, according to early and incomplete voting returns. It was unclear, though, whether he would top the 40 percent threshold needed to

Could Obama be Imprisoned for Pro-Gay ’Propaganda’?

By Mahalel Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Aug 6, 2013
In a letter to President Obama, nine gay elected officials from New York urge the commander and chief to cancel a planned trip to Russia to meet with with President Vladmir Putin.

Top NYC Mayoral Picks Face Off at LGBT Forum

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Apr 5, 2013
A crowded field of New York City mayoral candidates faced off at Baruch College in an LGBT forum.

Out-Lesbian Christine Quinn Enters NYC Mayoral Race

By Jennifer Peltz | Sunday Mar 10, 2013
If she wins, the president of New York’s City Council, whom some accuse of being too cozy with business interests, will immediately become one of the nation’s most prominent LGBT politicians.

Women on Top

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Dec 18, 2012
Lesbians are heading nonprofits, winning high public office and getting national media. Here are some outstanding examples of those who have succeeded in a (straight) man’s world.

Married and at Home in New York State

By MEGHAN BARR, MICHAEL HILL | Tuesday Jul 24, 2012
One year ago, New York became the largest and most influential state where gay marriage is legal, raising supporters’ hopes that it would boost national momentum and pump money into the state with a flurry of weddings from Manhattan to Niagara Falls.

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