Governor Hochul Outlines LGBTQ Initiatives in State of the State Agenda

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Governor Kathy Hochul’s administration on January 5 unveiled a list of LGBTQ initiatives as part of her 2022 State of the State agenda, including plans to address conditions for incarcerated transgender and non-binary individuals and increase funding for queer-inclusive health programs.

Hochul, entering her first full year in office with a primary election on the horizon, was short on LGBTQ-specific talking points during her State of the State speech at the Capitol but fleshed out her priorities in the more in-depth State of the State book.