LGBTQ Leaders Outline Expectations for Governor Hochul


LGBTQ leaders and out state lawmakers are outlining their expectations for Governor Kathy Hochul as she settles into her new position as New York’s 57th governor — and much of the focus is on queer youth.

Hochul — the first woman to serve as the state’s governor — sought to swiftly mark the dawn of a new era after she took office on August 24 following the resignation of disgraced ex-governor Andrew Cuomo. Donning white in a nod to the women’s suffrage movement, the former lieutenant governor held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony and vowed to stand up for individuals in the workplace, from women to “members of the LGBTQ community who often feel they’ve been preyed upon by others.”