For more than a decade, Rose has been immersed in New York’s government and political arenas, particularly distinguishing herself by advancing priorities of the LGBTQ+ community through organizing with political club Stonewall Democrats of New York City, where she served as president for two years. In her personal life as a new mom, Rose advocates for LGBTQ+ family rights and in her professional field she secures substantial government funding for organizations serving the LGBTQ+ community.
What actions do you hope to see the government taking to support the LGBTQ+ community?
I hope to see NY continue to be a sanctuary state for the LGTBQ+ community – it is more imperative than ever as other states enact increasingly distressing legislation that seeks to oppress and punish the LGBTQ+ community for simply living their authentic lives. I am especially concerned and outraged by laws banning support for trans youth. NY must extend intrastate services to reach trans youth and provide lifesaving care.