April 17, 2013 | by Michael K. Lavers
New York launches trans bill campaign
Transgender, gay news, Washington Blade, health

(Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

NEW YORK—A New York LGBT advocacy group on Monday unveiled a $250,000 campaign in support of a bill that would ban anti-transgender discrimination in the state.

The Empire State Pride Agenda said in a press release it will advocate for the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act through an “aggressive paid advocacy campaign” that will include print, radio and digital advertising across New York. The group said the effort would also include what it described as a “comprehensive grassroots push.”

“It’s unacceptable that in 2013 any New Yorker risks being fired, evicted or denied public accommodations simply for being who they are,” said ESPA Executive Director Nathan Schaefer.

The New York State Assembly has passed GENDA five times over the last decade. The state Senate has yet to consider the trans bill.

Michael K. Lavers has been a staff writer for the Washington Blade since May 2012. The passage of Maryland's same-sex marriage law, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the burgeoning LGBT rights movement in Latin America and the consecration of gay New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson are among the many stories he has covered since his career began in 2002. Follow Michael

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