Saturday, June 22, 2013


I am totally disgusted with the New York senate not willing to even discuss the Gender Employment Non Discrimination Act. It's been on the docket for over a decade now and there's absolutely no excuse for it not been passed. I wonder if they are taking their cue from the Human Rights Commission, who does not have fond feelings about transgender people. Remember when in 2007 they threw us under the bus?

I generally don't get upset about much of anything but this issue does. Marriage equality and GENDA were  on the same agenda the night the former became law. Everyone, including the organisations who are supposed to represent us, got caught up in the hoopla. The same thing happened when Don't Ask, Don't Tell was repealed. Transgender people were once again shut out. 

I'm researching places where I can become active in seeing that GENDA gets passed.  Too many people are suffering because New York State senator refuse to do the right thing. It's time for me to get busy and become an active participant.


Monica Roberts said...

You may wish to start by having some people run for the NY Senate and also getting more transpeople to run for the New York state legislature.

genevieve said...

There is a transgender candidate running for the city council. I'll check and see if there any others.