Just before the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade began, Irish LGBT advocates spoke about the long history of exclusion of LGBT organizations from the parade, and the sudden change of heart of many corporate sponsors.
Watch NYC's PIX 11 report on Guinness' announcement that they would no longer sponsor the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade.
A jury awarded Antonio Muñoz more than $500,000 after he was fired from a Manhattan hotel. The termination came after Muñoz filed a discrimination complaint against his employer.
GLAAD President and CEO, Sarah Kate Ellis has written a letter to the editor of the New York Daily News, recalling her participation in the New York St . Patrick's Day Parade, and noting how excluding families like hers hurts on a personal level.
They wanted to communicate that the sign and the church didn't speak for African-Americans or people of faith.
Ford Motor Company has announced that it will continue to sponsor the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade, despite the parade's continued exclusion of LGBT organizations.
The New York City Department of Education has issued a list of guidelines regarding best practices for meeting the needs of students who are transgender. But there is still more work to be done.
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.
Washington, D.C. joins states like California and Minnesota in requiring Medicaid to cover trans-inclusive healthcare, but other states like New York continue to enforce discriminatory exclusions.