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ACTION ALERT: LGBT EQUALITY & JUSTICE DAY 2014, 4/29, Albany

Posted by Mikola De Roo , April 09, 2014

ACTION ALERT: LGBT EQUALITY & JUSTICE DAY 2014, 4/29, Albany

JOIN HOUSING WORKS FOR LGBT EQUALITY & JUSTICE DAY 2014

WHEN: Tuesday, APRIL 29, 2014, 9AM-5PM

WHERE: New York State Capitol, State Street, Albany, NY 12230

As a proud member of the Transgender Rights Coalition, Housing Works is pleased to be joining our friends at Empire State Pride Agenda (ESPA) and hundreds of other New Yorkers in Albany on Tuesday, April 29th, for the largest annual statewide LGBT advocacy day!

Our LGBT community is as diverse and colorful as the New York springtime wildflowers that are finally starting to bloom! In keeping with that, the theme of this year’s Equality & Justice Day, “Many Communities, One New York,” speaks to those diverse voices of LGBT New Yorkers and the many issues we’re fighting for.

In particular, our fight to secure transgender civil rights and the passage of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) remains our number-one legislative priority. It’s still perfectly legal to evict someone from their home or fire them from their job simply because of who they are. When it comes to providing protections on the basis of gender identity and expression, New York State is behind nearly one-third of the country and it’s long overdue for our legislators to pass GENDA and protect the citizens they represent.

Equality & Justice Day is your opportunity to play a key role in awareness of key laws for the LGBT community, meet your legislators face to face, build crucial skills and conference with hundreds of New York’s most dedicated change-makers. Don’t miss your chance to make your voice heard – register today & join us!

To learn more or to RSVP, please visit the official Equality & Justice Day webpage or contact Sheilah R. Sable, Ssable@prideagenda.org, Direct: (518) 649-8135 l cell (518) 937-7908. To share the event info with your own network, please post via Facebook, Twitter, or share the LGBT Equality & Justice Day 2014 Event flyer.

To learn more about GENDA, please visit the Housing Works New York Advocacy GENDA page and our PASS GENDA webpage for more information.

To support Housing Works’ ongoing advocacy work, including advocating for the passage of GENDA in New York, please donate today!

For a peek at a message from the Housing Works Transgender Program, check out the video below:

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