Advocacy organization seeks legal protections for LGBT community
A newly formed grassroots group, Transgender Advocates of the Capital Region, will push for civil rights and social equality for transgender people.
“We decided we should fight for the civil rights we still lack in New York state and try to empower the community as a whole,” said Drew Cordes of Albany, a director of the organization along with Sarah Coughtry and Marwin Margolies. Several dozen people have supported the group on a Facebook page. Cordes is a transgender female who was the subject of a 2011 Times Union profile after undergoing gender reassignment surgery in Montreal that year.
The all-volunteer group, which announced its formation Wednesday, will initially focus its energies on lobbying the Legislature for passage of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, or GENDA. It would extend to transgender people the same legal protections and civil rights that other New Yorkers enjoy. It has passed the Assembly in past sessions but has died in committee in the Senate.
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NYPD officers stop-and-frisk black teen for being ‘a f*cking mutt’
New York Police Department officers berated a young African-American man named Alvin during a so-called stop-and-frisk in 2011, an audio recording obtained by The Nation revealed.
In the clip, the officers tell Alvin that he is being stopped because he kept looking at them with his hood up. As he was being searched, one officer threatened to arrest Alvin for “being a fucking mutt.” Another officer added: “Dude, I’m gonna break your fuckin’ arm, then I’m gonna punch you in the fuckin’ face.”
But the officers were apparently unable to find anything illegal on Alvin and he was not arrested.
“He grabbed me by my bookbag and he started pushing me down. So I’m going backwards like down the hill and he just kept pushing me, pushing me, it looked like he we was going to hit me. I felt like they was trying to make me resist or fight back,” Alvin told The Nation.
New York City’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy allows police officers to stop, question and search anyone who looks suspicious. The policy is aimed at finding illegal guns and drugs, but has face a slew of criticism from those who contend the aggressive searches target ethnic minorities.
The NYPD detained 684,330 people in 2011 under the city’s stop-and-frisk policy. At least nine out of 10 people stopped were innocent, and 87 percent of them were either black or Latino.
Day 4 in New York, in Central Park.
First day in New York, in front of New York Public Library.
Lorraine Hansberry is captured by Gordon Parks chatting with the pianist at a party in honor of her play ‘A Raisin in the Sun,’ at the now legendary Manhattan restaurant, Sardi’s in March 1959. Photo: Gordon Parks/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images.
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You’ll probably have to click on these to read them. Abortion ads in the back of Rolling Stone, early 70’s.
Hello! I am a trans man living with a wonderful cis woman roommate in Park Slope, Brooklyn. We have a pullout couch that you’re welcome to if you’re in need. We’re half a block from the R train, and a short way from Atlantic Terminal, where you can connect to the…