The Transgender Housing Unit has 30 beds. There are typically between 30 and 35 transgender women in DOC custody at any given time, and inmates will be placed in the unit voluntarily.
In a letter to the Empire State Pride Agenda dated Tuesday, Cuomo said transgender people face significant discrimination, citing surveys that show three-fourths of transgender New Yorkers experience workplace harassment or mistreatment.
He left middle school as a boy, but now a 13-year-old says he wants his district to accept him as a girl when he returns in the fall.
The Community Healthcare network held its first LGBT Pride event for the transgender community Sunday in Astoria, Queens.
Officials in one Connecticut town will meet next week to consider firing a transgender cop.
A Connecticut police officer says her supervisors created a hostile work environment because she is transgender.
James Clementi, whose younger brother Tyler killed himself after being spied on during a sexual encounter in his Rutgers University dorm room, said Spirit Day is important.
Police say the victim, 21-year-old Islan Nettles, died Thursday night, five days after she was attacked in Harlem.
If he wins the seat he is running for on the City Council, Mel Wymore will become the first openly transgender person to be elected to public office in the city.
The LGBT community is a growing cultural group in New York City. Events and exhibitions throughout town provide opportunity for supporters to discover more about the community.
A year after lawmakers legalized gay marriage, the next civil rights debate taking shape in Albany is discrimination against transgender New Yorkers.
Pride is an annual gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender festival that celebrates every person just as they are. The annual Pride March is held on Sunday, June 24th, 2012. The after-parties that go on after the march are the most fun events in the city.
Malloy praised Connecticut lawmakers early Thursday for stepping up and working to help him address the state’s budget crisis. He also warned there is more work to be done, calling for a special session.
The notion that blue is for boys and pink for girls has been turned upside down. A new ad for J.Crew shows a 5-year-old boy with his toenails painted hot pink.
Some transgender people say New York City is making it too difficult for them to change their birth certificates to reflect the people they have become.