New York

Autostraddle: Trans-exclusionary Medicaid regulations are terrible, awareness campaign is awesome

Autostraddle recently highlighted the New York Medicaid campaign being run jointly by the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, GLAAD, and TransJustice, a program of the Audre Lorde Project.

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Woman who travels across the country to marry her love passes away

Last month, Lisa Dumaw and Therese Pieper traveled from their home in Colorado to New York to be legally married as Lisa was battling cancer. We are saddened to share that Lisa lost her battle with cancer and passed away on December 11.

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LGBT group calls for attorney's apology after he argues transgender murder victim wasn't a "certain class" of person

Last week, the lawyer for a man convicted of second-degree murder and other charges in New York told a judge that his client's sentence should be lessened because the victim was a transgender woman and allegedly involved in sex work.

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New York State comptroller calls on Olympic sponsors to take action, advocate for nondiscrimination

Thomas DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller, has written an open letter to the major corporate sponsors of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, urging them to withhold their funding in the interest of human rights. The letter is co-signed by twenty others who reportedly "collectively manage over $327 billion in assets."

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SRLP takes action at NY Health Summit, calling for end to healthcare discrimination for transgender people

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.

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People Magazine covers terminally ill woman travels across country to marry her partner

People Magazine profiled Lisa Dumaw and Therese Pieper, who made a journey from Boulder, Colorado, to Woodstock, New York, to be legally married before Lisa died of cancer.

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November 4, 2013

West Point celebrates their first wedding between two male graduates

For the first time in the history of West Point Academy, two men celebrated their love in a wedding ceremony in The United States Military Academy's Cadet Chapel. Larry Choate III, who graduated in 2009, and Daniel Lennox, a member of the 2007 class, were married Saturday in an intimate ceremony.

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