equal rights

Buffalo's Stonewall moment, 50 years later

Jun 27, 2019
Buffalo Niagara LGBTQ History Project

It's been 50 years since the uprising at the Stonewall Inn in New York City's Greenwich Village, an event widely considered to be the catalyst for the LGBTQ civil rights movement. It's also the 50th anniversary of Buffalo's first gay rights organization, founded out of a Stonewall moment of our own.

National attention is turning to issues that have been central to Kirsten Gillibrand's years of public service: equality and reproductive rights.

Tom Magnarelli / WRVO News

Officials in Auburn have opened the $10 million Equal Rights Heritage Center, a place for visitors to learn about the important social movements throughout New York State history. It is meant to drive tourism and educate the public on the historic significance of the region.

Equal Rights Center to open alongside Tubman, Seward

Feb 23, 2018
City of Auburn

Construction is underway on a $10 million Equal Rights Heritage Center in Auburn, NY. The goal of the facility is to highlight New York's history of promoting social and equal rights.

NYS equal rights amendment back on table

May 17, 2017
National Public Radio

Democrats in the New York State Senate want to add an equal rights amendment to the state constitution.