Focus on safety as one of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)'s core values. Work is underway to expand the Newtown Creek Nature Walk in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. DEP to march in the NYC Pride March.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) released its 2018 Strategic Plan document, outlining seven goals and numerous initiatives to guide the agency's efforts to provide high quality drinking water, manage wastewater, and reduce pollution.
Designation report for The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center which serves the LGBT community through political action, social, and health and wellness programs. It has been housed in the former school at 208 West 13th Street since 1984.
No. 31 Cornelia Street was the home of the Caffe Cino a coffee shop and experimental theater venue from 1958-1968. The Caffe Cino is significant as the birthplace of Off-Off Broadway and New York City's first gay theater.
Mayor gave remarks regarding his new legislation officially adding a third gender to NYC Birth Certificates, highlighting the necessity for every New Yorker to have a right to their own selves and their identities.
Mayer de Blasio along with several other US mayor submitted an amicus brief to the US Supreme Court on the case Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, urging the court to rule against the cakeshop's wish to refuse service to the couple on account of their queerness.
Mayor de Blasio announced that the NYC Department of Correction would house inmates consistent with their gender identity. In addition, DOC said they'd work with the NYC Commission on Human Rights to maintain the Transgender Housing Unit as an additional safe housing option for transgender inmates.
First Lady Chirlane McCray announced the launch of “We Are LGBTQ Youth,” a new ad campaign aimed at increasing the visibility of LGBTQ youth and connecting them to LGBTQ-affirming services available across the City.
During the month of June, we remember and celebrate the lives, sacrifices and triumphs of the LGBTQ+ community. The recently published 2022 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Gender Nonconforming Guide is an important resource for the LGBTQ+community.
This guide includes mental health information and resources available
to support New Yorkers in the LGBTQI+ community, their families, and
allies. The organizations and programs included in this guide provide
culturally responsive and affirming care.