NYC Mayor de Blasio Signs Transgender Rights Order

NYC Mayor de Blasio Signs Transgender Rights Order

New York City Mayor de Blasio signed an executive order that allows transgender individuals to use the restroom that is congruent with their gender identity on Monday.

“SOMEHOW HATE IS MAKING A COMEBACK, WE’RE NOT GOING TO ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN.”

In a press conference at the Chelsea Recreation Center, Mayor de Blasio stated, “Somehow hate is making a comeback, we’re not going to allow that to happen.” regarding the many ongoing “bathroom bill” battles going on across the country. He also went on to say, “We are going to stand up to hate. We are going to talk about the fact that the greatest city in the country is also the most diverse and the most inclusive.”

The Mayor’s office put out the following tweet to commemorate the event:

“We are the proud home of 25,000 transgender and gender non-conforming New Yorkers. They are part of the fabric of life in this city and we honor them and embrace them” de Blasio went on to say. The news comes on the heels of an announcement last week by de Blasio stating that he was lifting his personal ban on attending New York City’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade after it was announced they are now allowing LGBT groups to participate. It has been a great week for the LGBT citizens of New York City.

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