NYPD Agrees to Settle Discrimination Lawsuit Brought By A Transgender Latina
Advocates say police bias against transgender people, especially people of color, is pervasive.
Nov 12, 2020 5:23 PM
Layleen Polanco's Family To Receive $5.9 Million Settlement For Her Death On Rikers Island
Criminal justice advocates want solitary confinement to be entirely prohibited immediately.
Aug 31, 2020 1:47 PM
Nonbinary NYU Law Student Sues To Get "X" Gender Option On NY Driver's Licenses
"It’s demeaning to be forced to carry identity documentation that is inconsistent with my identity."
Jul 29, 2020 11:59 AM
Report: "Confused" Jail Staff Failed To Regularly Check On Layleen Polanco In Solitary Unit Where She Died
Officers were "confused" about how often they were supposed to check on the 27-year-old transgender woman, found dead in her cell on Rikers last summer.
Jun 24, 2020 11:07 AM
Transgender Tenant Who Was Sexually Harassed By Real Estate Broker Will Get $50K In Damages In Human Rights Commission Order
The broker told a prospective tenant she couldn't rent "near people or children" and made lewd comments about her gender identity.
Mar 10, 2020 5:07 PM
Arts & Entertainment
East River State Park Will Be Renamed For Pioneering Transgender Activist Marsha P. Johnson
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the plans to rename the 11-acre waterfront park in honor of Johnson at this weekend's Human Rights Campaign Gala.
Feb 3, 2020 12:49 PM
Transgender Asylum Seeker Asks For Release From ICE Detention
A transgender immigrant from Honduras claims they’re too afraid to express their gender identity while in immigration detention, and should be released for health and safety reasons.
Jan 17, 2020 12:38 PM
Transgender New Yorkers Rally To End 'Stop And Frisk For Trans Women'
Their plea: pass a bill, currently sitting in the Senate rules committee, that would repeal the so-called “walking while trans ban."
Nov 20, 2019 10:48 AM
Photos: Hundreds Protest Trump's Ban On Transgender Service Members At Times Square Recruitment Center
"Democracy demands that all of us raise our voices to this man, who not once but five times was a draft dodger," Public Advocate Letitia James said.
Updated: Jul 27, 2017 10:55 AM
NJ Governor Chris Christie Signs Bill Protecting Trans Students
Now public schools will not be able to force trans students to use facilities that conflict with their gender identity.
Updated: Jul 23, 2017 4:07 PM
Police Seek Suspects In Transphobic Bushwick Attack That Left Two Hospitalized
One victim suffered a fractured jaw, and another was slashed.
Updated: Jun 12, 2017 9:47 PM
NYC Issues Directive Clarifying Rights Of Transgender Public School Students
The guidance comes weeks after Washington announced a significant trans rights rollback.
Updated: Mar 6, 2017 10:03 AM
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