"New York has been a leader, and continues to be a leader, in promoting transgender issues," said Commissioner Shah in response to a question about whether the New York Department of Health will repeal a discriminatory regulation in the state's Medicaid program that bans transgender people from accessing healthcare they need.
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The Sylvia Rivera Law Project voiced concerns at New York's Population Health Summit, an educational public health event held by Health Commissioner Nirav. R. Shah, calling for the repeal of a discriminatory regulation in the state's Medicaid program that bans transgender and gender non-conforming people from accessing healthcare they need.
Russian LGBT advocates met with Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Saturday to discuss the growing concern over Russia's "vaguely worded law" banning gay propaganda to minors ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, which are scheduled to begin February 7, 2014 in Sochi Russia.