Pride in Politics organizes activities to promote LGBT advocacy and activism within local, county, state and federal political levels. The program's goal is education on political issues which impact the lives of LGBT communities within a non-partisan approach.
Details on the next Pride in Politics meeting will be posted as announced.
Proposal of First-in-the-Nation Inclusive Equal Rights Amendment
"Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the 20th proposal of his 2020 State of the State agenda — passing the first-in-the-nation inclusive Equal Rights Amendment to establish sex, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes."
New York's Opposition to Federal Discrimination against LGBTQ Families in Foster Care
"Six agencies joined together in submitting public comments opposing the proposed rule change that would allow foster care and adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ families in the placement of children. In their comments, the agencies make clear that no matter what happens at the federal level, New York will not tolerate discrimination due to a person's LGBTQ status or for any other category protected under the State's Human Rights Law."
LGBTQ Youth Suicide Prevention
Better LGBTQ Data Collection
The LOFT encourages our community to learn more about these issue and follow the links above.
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