6/16/14

Nassau NY: Advocates and legislators to rally for Transgender protections

Nassau NY: Trans people in most of the state can still be refused service in restaurants, denied public accommodations,even forced off a bus simply because they are transgender. NY transgender people are routinely targeted with violence, perpetrators often walking free, and there remains very little legal recourse.

The Long Island Transgender Advocacy Coalition (LITAC) knows this all too well. This year LITAC held a protest after a member was denied entrance at local establishment simply because she is trans. She wasn't just barred by the staff of the Irish Pub, she was thrown through the door breaking the doors lock.

Just because she's transgender.

LITAC will be hosting a Trans March and Rally to advocate for GENDA's passage June 22. It's critical that law makers be aware of the urgency of this legislation.

From the Event facebook page:

The Long Island Transgender Advocacy Coalition will be hold a march and rally on June 22 1:pm. It will end at the Nassau County Legislature Building.

We now have 3 confirmed guest speakers for the Rally:

Assembly Member Chuck Lavine

Nassau Legislator Judy Jacobs

Nassau Legislator Laura Curran

MARCH & RALLY DAY IS SUNDAY JUNE 22ND - RAIN OR SHINE!
AT 12:30 PM, WE WILL MEET AT THE GARDEN CITY PARKING LOT #11, LOCATED AT THE CORNER OF GOLF CLUB ROAD AND 11TH STREET, GARDEN CITY NY 11530
THE MARCH (6/10THS OF A MILE) BEGINS AT 1 PM
THE RALLY BEGINS AT 1:30 PM ON THE STEPS OF THE NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATIVE BUILDING
BRING YOUR VOICE, WATER FOR DRINKING, AND ANY TYPE OF NOISE MAKER TO INSURE THE PUBLIC IS MADE AWARE THAT WE ARE MARCHING FOR OUR CIVIL RIGHTS!