Late push in Albany for trans safe haven expansion, STI discrimination, and subway station renaming bills

New York State lawmakers scrambled to take action on pending legislation during the first week of Pride Month and the final stretch of the legislative session, including bills to repeal an HIV and STI criminalization law on the books in New York State, rename the subway station near the Stonewall Inn, and expand an existing trans safe haven law. 

Some of those priorities remained unresolved by the afternoon of June 6, but the effort to rename the New York City subway’s Christopher St. 1 train station to Christopher St.-Stonewall National Monument Station gained unanimous approval from both houses of the State Legislature. The legislation was championed by State Senator Hoylman-Sigal and Assemblymember Deborah Glick, who are both out lawmakers who represent the west side of Manhattan.