The State of the Union might not have mentioned LGBTQ people, but ... we know Trump is obsessed with removing transgender patriots from the military, appointing homophobic judges, and removing civil rights protections for LGBTQ Americans. And while a bold claim was made to end HIV transmissions, the reality is different from the rhetoric. Trump's buget cut CDC’s HIV prevention programs by $149 million (19%), cut CDC’s STD prevention programs by $27 million (17%), eliminated the AIDS Education and Training Centers and the Special Projects of National Significance portions of the Ryan White programs, eliminates the HHS Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund, reduced SAMHSA’s Minority AIDS Initiative programs, and cut the Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) program at HUD.
In New York State and New York City, it's a different story: Record funding is slated to LGBTQ initiatives in NYC. GENDA and the Conversion Therapy Ban are now state law. So please join us at our February meeting as we have special guests from the Governor's and Mayor's office join us to discuss the State of LGBTQ NY:
SDNYC FEBRUARY MEETING: THE STATE OF LGBTQ NY
DATE: Wednesday, February 27, 8 p.m. - 9 p.m.
DETAILS: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, 208 W 13 St, New York, NY 10011
On February 27th at 8pm at the The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, SDNYC will hold our monthly meeting.
We'll also have brief community updates, including a look at the coming political/legislative calendar, and more.
This meeting is free and open to members of the public so please share this invite with anyone who might be interested!