New York State and City move to become safe haven for trans youth and families


In response to the coordinated, state-by-state effort to curtail the healthcare rights of transgender Americans, New York State lawmakers passed legislation making New York State a safe haven for transgender individuals and New York City Mayor Eric Adams signed a related executive order preventing the use of city resources for out-of-state investigations into individuals for receiving or providing gender-affirming care.

The state’s effort to make New York a safe haven was led in the upper chamber by State Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal of Manhattan and in the lower house by Assemblymember Harry Bronson of Rochester. Both lawmakers are gay.