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We hope to see you this Thursday, June 1st at our annual event! See our annual event page and facebook for more info!
Announcing our 2017 Honorees Grace Meng, Michael Blake, Eunic Ortiz, Tim Duffy & New York Trans Advocacy Group + Special Recognition for Outgoing New York City Counci Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito & LGBT Caucus Members Rosie Mendez & Council Member Council Member James Vacca
Please purchase tickets / sponsor our event at www.SDNYC.org/2017 & we hope to see you on June 1st!
This afternoon, the five Republican members of the Senate Investigations and Government Operations Committee, along with Democratic committee member Ruben Diaz, Sr., voted against the Gender Expression Non Discrimination Act (GENDA). The final tally was 6-3.
Since the bill was written in December 2002, GENDA has passed the Assembly 10 times. However it has never passed out of Senate committee. Stonewall Democratic Club of NYC (SDNYC) is grateful to the leadership of Senator Daniel Squadron and the support of Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins, Senator Brad Hoylman, and the entire Democratic Senate team on the continuing efforts to advance GENDA.
SDNYC is deeply disappointed that transgender New Yorkers were once again denied equal rights and we join, with transgender people in New York and around the nation, in looking wistfully at the GENDA bill and a near 20 year record of lost opportunities and bad faith bargaining. SDNYC recommits working to support public officials that believe, like the vast majority of New Yorkers, that everyone in our state deserves equal civil rights and we implore the Democrats in the New York State Senate to come together, reform as a Senate majority, and pass GENDA.
Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City (SDNYC) is proud to be a cosponsor of this important forum with Melissa Mark-Viverito, Rosie Mendez, Corey Johnson, and the New York City Council LGBT Caucus. We strongly urge our members to attend!
DATE: June 1st
TIME: 7:30 - 9pm
LOCATION: Trinity Place (115 Broadway, NYC)
TICKETS / SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE ONLINE
- · $1,000 - Superstar (includes 2 tickets)
- · $500 - Gold (includes 1 ticket)
- · $250 - Silver (includes 1 ticket)
- · $175 - Bronze (includes 1 ticket)
- · $100 - 1 ticket
Please join Stonewall Democratic Club of NYC (SDNYC) at our upcoming monthly meeting in the Bronx on April 19th!
We will be joined by NYC Council LGBT Caucus Members Ritchie Torres and Jimmy Vacca, other Bronx electeds TBA and LGBT Democrats from across the borough. This meeting will be a great chance to meet LGBT community leaders and Bronx local elected officials and to hear about SDNYC’s goals for 2017!
Please see below for more details:
- Date: April 19th
- Location: Mott Haven Bar, 1 Bruckner Blvd, the Bronx (only 4 stops on the 4/5 from Grand Central)
- Time: 7-9pm
- Click here to RSVP on Facebook
NOTE - WE WILL NOT MEET ON APRIL 26th AT THE LGBT CENTER IN MANHATTAN - PLEASE JOIN US IN THE BRONX ON APRIL 19th!
We knew our community would have a fight on its hands from the moment Donald Trump took the oath of office on January 20th. Since that day, the onslaught has been endless and it isn't stopping. We need to prepare for the long-haul and we need your support.
Just this week, the Trump administration killed a Census Bureau proposal that, for the first time ever, counted LGBT people during the 2020 Census. This comes on the heels of the Trump removing all LGBT questions from the National Older Americans Survey. By not counting us, they are trying to hide the size and strength of the LGBT community. We fought hard for the recognition and rights we have today, and we will not let the Trump administration drive us back into the shadows of the closet. We must push back by being out, loud, and proud.
Trump's team is doing everything it can to chip away at the advances of the past 60 years -- you see it in the anti-immigration raids, discriminatory executive actions, and of course the outrageous promotion of lies designed to divide our country. New York cannot stand for this, and we must respond and resist. As the city's largest LGBT-Democratic club, SDNYC must ensure our community is at the forefront of that resistance.
As members, we can organize and hold meetings. But we need to be able to do more.
With your support, we can organize rallies that make our collective voices heard from Christopher Street to Trump Tower to the White House and all the way to Mar-a-Lago.
With your support, we can hold our elected officials accountable to make sure they are doing all they can to protect us from an increasingly hostile Federal government.
Stonewall has been fighting for our community for decades and we are ready to double down on our efforts -- but we can't do it without your contribution of $10, $20 or more today.
Together, we'll fight Trump. And win.
Rose Christ, President SDNYC
Action Alert: Tell New York State Students Are More Than Test Scores
March 20th Deadline
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is seeking input on how to measure school quality. LGBT parents and students know this means more than just test scores, and includes how safe and valued students feel in the classroom.
We need folks to take the NYSED Survey and on ITEMS #31 & #41 (on the second page), tell NYSED you strongly want SCHOOL CLIMATE as an indicator of school success. The quality of the climate may be the single most predictive factor in any school’s capacity to promote student achievement.
Positive school climate, where students feel safe and valued, is connected to higher academic achievement, test-scores, graduation rates, and participation in school life, and lower truancy, bullying, and drop-out rates. Positive school climate is essential for LGBT student success.
If you aren't an informed educator or engaged parent, you can skip the other questions, but it is vital that they see our community cares not just about test scores but whole students as people.