LGBTQ

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Upstate Medical University is working on a plan to reach the region’s LGBTQ and other underserved populations as part of its role as a hub for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.  The group SAGE Upstate recently hosted a discussion with Terrence Howell, SUNY Upstate’s Director of Quality for Research. 

"We will create what we're going to call pods, where there will be LGBTQ-centered vaccine sites," Howell said.  "Maybe we can get the Q Center in Syracuse specifically fro those who may feel uncomfortable going to a different facility to get a vaccination."

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Monday’s US Supreme Court ruling protecting LGBT employees from discrimination based on sex is being felt here in Central New York…even if state and local laws are already in place.  Kim Dill is executive director of SAGE Upstate, serving the region’s older LGBT community, most of whom are retired.


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A national equal-rights organization finds New York is one of the best states in the nation for protecting the rights of LGBTQ people and their families.  A new report shows how laws that limit discrimination and bias vary around the nation.


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The influence of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City 50 years ago can be seen in the oversized portraits on display at Syracuse’s ArtRage Gallery.  Community engagement organizer Kimberley McCoy says the subjects of Hudson Valley artist Joe Radoccia weren’t necessarily at the riot or even alive at the time…


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If organizers get the record crowd they’re expecting for this Saturday’s Pride Parade and Festival, they say it’s an indication of how far the community has come.  Realities are changing for gay, lesbian, transgender and other residents here in Central New York. 

Organizer Sam Castleberry is on the board of C-N-Y Pride.  He says the festival is a time to celebrate the L-G-B-T-Q community in a comfortable and supportive way.

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There’s a new place in Auburn to stop and learn about New York’s civil, women’s and LGBTQ rights pioneers.  Officials cut the ribbon Tuesday on the 10 million dollar Equal Rights Heritage Center.