Under Eric Adams’ commissioner, the Department of Correction gutted a specialized LGBTQ+ unit at Rikers. But following an investigation by THE CITY, lawmakers are pushing back with new legislation.
Opponents — and even some of their endorsed candidates — say one well-organized group of parents is turning Community Education Councils into forums for right-wing animosity over issues like critical race theory and the treatment of LGBTQ+ youth.
DYCD commissioner says youth in need can ‘rest’ but not ‘sleep’ — while the mayor blames the migrant crisis for not adding more youth shelter beds.
In a combative appearance, Louis Molina denied there was a problem at the Department of Corrections, despite the collapse of the LGBTQ+ Affairs unit under his tenure.
Craig Chu said he is more qualified than the person the office hired, and was later told by panel members that he made them “uncomfortable.”
A decade ago, New York City set out to lead the nation in efforts to support incarcerated trans people. Now detainees tell THE CITY that they are stranded in all-male housing units, subject to physical violence and sexual assaults.
With major change to an LGBTQ-favorite park on the horizon, queer beachgoers rejoiced in the annual Ms. Colombia Walk even as they face an un-shore future.
Seeking more vaccines and data, the caucus plans on Thursday to introduce a legislative package aimed at better addressing the city’s monkeypox outbreak.
Those who flock to the sands of Bay 1 on Riis beach — including a historically Black and brown community of trans and queer sunbathers — fear tearing down a long-abandoned medical center that acted as a shield will ruin their “utopia.”
A slate of Mayor Eric Adams recent staff choices, two for faith-based jobs and one for the office of immigrant affairs, have problematic histories for the LGBTQ community.
Erick Salgado, a Brooklyn pastor who has spoken publicly against same-sex marriage, is going to be in charge of outreach for the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.
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Officials agreed to route young people to live in adult shelters in order to obtain vouchers for permanent housing — even after the mayor promised direct access to help, document obtained by THE CITY shows.
Comptroller Scott Stringer, who is running for mayor, tells Chancellor Richard Carranza: “We need to do everything possible to accommodate all students in their diversity.”
The city’s child welfare agency has teamed up with advocacy groups to create a new alternative program to help at-risk girls and gender-expansive youth.
Runaways ages 16 and 17 would get beds on demand in youth-appropriate shelters, under proposed pact between City Hall and Legal Aid.
Most young adults must leave youth shelters when they turn 21, yet are still denied promised vouchers to help them pay for their own apartments.
A Commission on Human Rights complaint prompted the Department of Homeless Services to rethink how it deals with transgender people.
The 27-year-old was on anti-seizure medication at Rikers Island. Her family lawyer charged she died of “indifference and neglect.”
WorldPride festival, Stonewall’s 50th anniversary and two marches spur business promotions, security preparations and a scramble for accommodations.
Layleen Polanco, a transgender 27-year-old woman, died in a jail cell just as a month of rainbow-hued events celebrating LGBTQIA progress kicked off.
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