Committee Reports

Letter to Mayor de Blasio regarding needed policy changes to establish equal rights and protections for LGBTQ New Yorkers


In a letter to Mayor de Blasio, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights Committee made recommendations to the administration on a number of policy issues affecting LGBTQ New Yorkers including: 1) modernizing the policy regarding proof required to change gender designation on birth certificates; 2) improving the relationship between City agencies and LGBTQ New Yorkers; 3) continuing to build a positive relationship between the New York Police Department and LGBTQ individuals; 4) improving the quality of the school environment for LGBTQ students who are more likely to be the subject of bullying and harassment by their peers; and 5) preventing sexual abuse of LGBTQ inmates.