Governor Kathy Hochul Signed Two Bills Honoring LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Image by Darren McGee/Office of Governor Kathy Hochul.

By Alexandra Deryn

NEW YORK (WENY) – Governor Kathy Hochul signed two bills honoring LGBTQ+ Pride Month. 

This legislation establishes the Lorena Borjas Transgender Wellness and Equity Fund to support organizations that provide critical services for the transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary community.

It will add a non-binary gender X to the potential options for gender designations in elected positions that require that the elected people be of varying genders.

Additionally, Hochul has called for New York State landmarks to be illuminated in the colors of the LGBTQ+ pride flag and the transgender flag on various nights until the end of Pride month.

She wants to demonstrate New York’s solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community. It also ensures that non-binary New Yorkers can fully participate in our democratic system


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