LGBT

Updated Tuesday, September 5

During the Obama administration, at least four federal agencies, including the Justice Department, asked the Census Bureau to add questions about sexual orientation and gender identity to the American Community Survey, NPR has learned.

Besides the Justice Department, those agencies include the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Environmental Protection Agency.

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An Erie County lawmaker wants to put an end to conversion therapy on youths. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Legislator Patrick Burke has introduced a local law that would ban the practice.   

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On Sunday Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order establishing a new ten member LGBT Memorial Commission.

Pride Week events focus on celebration, advocacy

May 31, 2016
Pride Center of WNY

It's an annual smorgasbord of events that  showcases the region's LGBT community, mixing celebration, advocacy  and community engagement. WNY Pride Week began Tuesday, a rite of spring that is expected to attract more than 30,000 people from all walks of life.

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Canalside hosted an event Friday that mixed winter fun with an effort to promote diversity and inclusion.

from Deborah Glick.com

New York’s first openly gay state legislator says it’s time to appoint an LGBT person to the state’s highest court.


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More people would be able to adopt a child under a bill proposed by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.


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US Senator Kirsten Gilibrand will be presenting new federal legislation today to open greater opportunities for children seeking new homes.

The Episcopal Diocese of WNY / WBFO News

Twelve Episcopal Bishops from around the country are headed to Cuba on Tuesday, in an effort to redevelop relations between the church’s dioceses, and continue the expansion of U.S.-Cuban relations. Western New York’s Bishop R. William Franklin will be among them.

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June is the month when Gay Pride is celebrated across Western New York and the nation. In this week's Press Pass, WBFO's Mark Scott talks with Buffalo Spree Editor Elizabeth Licata about Buffalo's gay community.

Educating youth about the LGBT community

Feb 16, 2012
WBFO News photo by Ashley Hassett

The University at Buffalo's Anti-Bullying Center held a informational seminar on how to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered students across Western New York Thursday.

The seminar focused on how to reach out to youth and make them feel safe at their schools. The center pointed to studies that have also shown that students in the LGBT community miss a lot of school and have lower grades because of bullying.