Affirming Transgender Rights

Dec 17, 2015

The visibility of issues facing the transgender community is at an all time high. 

In October, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo enacted an executive order to include gender identity under the definition of sex in the 1945 Human Rights Act which will start providing employment and housing protections to transgender individuals. New York will be the 19th state to provide such protections to the Trans Community.

Three representatives of the organization Affirming Transgender Rights spoke with me about the reinterpretation of the law and what issues are facing Trans men and women today. They are Byrgen Finkleman, Maira, and Renate.