Transgender individuals in New York State will soon have new protections against discrimination and harassment as the result of a new executive action taken by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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The City of Buffalo has moved to strengthen its own anti-discrimination law with the amendment of a city ordinance. Niagara District Common Council member David Rivera and members of Buffalo’s transgender community are calling for lawmakers in Albany to extend similar protection to all of New York State’s citizens.

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A small group of protestors staged a rally outside an Allentown bar Monday night over the ejection of a transgendered customer.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has rebuked a state official for a lack of protection afforded to transgender and gender non-conforming students.

The New York Civil Liberties Union released a report Wednesday, suggesting the treatment of transgender youth in public schools needs to be reformed.