For decades, the LGBTQ+ community has fought for the rights they deserve. We have a moral obligation to make New York City a model of both inclusion and equality.
Commit to funding for programs that provide housing, training, job placement and professional development for LGBTQ+ youth. Approximately 40% of runaway and homeless youth in NYC are LGBTQ+: these people deserve better and as a city, we need to work to uplift them.
Repeal Penal Law 240.37, known as the #WalkingWhileTrans Ban. More than one in four trans people has faced a bias-driven assault, and rates are higher for trans women and trans people of color. We need to end the epidemic of violence against our trans neighbors.
Increase civil penalties and enforcement against those in violation of New York City’s Human Rights Law, which prohibits workplace, housing, and public accomodation discrimination.
Decriminalize sex work.