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Irish LGBT people call to be included in the NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade

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.

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Man with HIV wins court case after being fired from NYC hotel job

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.

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GLAAD President: St. Pat's exclusionary parade hurts Irish families like mine

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.

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Heineken pulls sponsorship of anti-LGBT St. Patrick's Day Parade in NYC, Ford refuses to speak out

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.

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VIDEO: Trans students' needs prioritized by nation's largest school district

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.

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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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DC Medicaid to cover trans-inclusive healthcare, while NY continues discriminating

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.

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