The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF), in conjunction with a coalition that includes the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and Empire State Pride Agenda among others, has announced that the State of New York now requires only an affidavit from a licensed healthcare provider that indicates a transgender individual has received clinical treatment in order to correct birth certificates. The City of New York has yet to follow suit.
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At ESPA's LGBT Health Month launch, Cuomo administration silent on ending New York's healthcare discrimination
New York Health Commissioner Nirav Shah recently called the state a "leader in promoting transgender issues," yet states like California, as well as the District of Columbia, have surpassed New York in providing trans and gender non-conforming people with access to necessary healthcare.
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Tuesday was Empire State Pride Agenda's Equality and Justice Day. Advocates pushed for the passage of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act and the Child-Parent Security Act.