New York State lawmakers pass LGBTQ and HIV long-term care residents’ bill of rights


New York State lawmakers this month approved legislation establishing a bill of rights for LGBTQ people and individuals living with HIV who live in long-term care facilities. The bill bars discrimination against potential residents based on actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or HIV status.

With the ongoing crisis of transphobic rhetoric and legislation around the country, the bill seeks to ensure the rights of transgender individuals living in these facilities, from using the correct names and pronouns to warning against any malpractice or disregard as a result of transphobic ideology.