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Responding to LGBTQ Discrimination

Responding to LGBTQ Discrimination

New York City is arguably the epicenter of gay culture, but there's been a rise in discrimination claims of sexual orientation and gender identity. Carmelyn Malalis, chair and commissioner of the New York City Commission on Human Rights, talks about how the office is responding to this uptick and how they promote equal rights in the wake of harassment. For example, the office launched a campaign in 2016 to expand bathroom access after controversial issues of a "Bathroom Bill" arose last year in North Carolina. "We in New York City are going to resist that," and promote inclusiveness, says Malalis.