I Told You So

When gay-only rights are gotten and gay marriage is gotten but trans rights are not….

After 25 years of groundbreaking advocacy and service to New York’s LGBT community resulting in over 100 state legislative and policy victories, The Empire State Pride Agenda, New York’s statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, will conclude major operations in 2016.

Well why not?

Separate-and-unequal was fine-n-dandy in 2002 and its fine-n-dandy now that all who have gotten what they want can cash in.

The only thing missing is the aircraft carrier, Dubya in a flight suit and the banner on steroids.

Of course, you’ll be told that the LGB and the T are now equal in New York.

The Boards’ decision comes on the heels of securing the Pride Agenda’s top remaining policy priority – protecting transgender New Yorkers from discrimination in housing, employment, credit, education and public accommodations…


GENDA passed?

It passed the Assembly and the Senate?

And was signed by the governor?

And is now a statute?

I must have missed that.

…in the form of new regulations announced in partnership with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo at the organization’s Fall Dinner on October 22, 2015.


Gays get an anti-discrimination statute.

Gays get a gay marriage statute.

Trans people get nothing that the next governor can’t erase as soon as he takes the oath of office.

Trans people get nothing that they can point to in the New York statutes.

Trans people get nothing that will be posted in places of employment reminding employers to not discriminate during the hiring process.

Trans people get exactly what I’ve always said New York’s Gay, Inc. would give us.



  1. The gay community has never really had an interest in trans issues. Trans issues do not impact them, so no big surprise.

  2. The handwriting was on the wall in early 2012 when their new agenda was…marriage equality, which had passed the summer before.

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