Think New York was better back in the day? NYC is more kick-ass than ever before. Let us count the ways.
Our transgender community is more vibrant than ever
We’ve come a long way, baby. Just this fall, Governor Andrew Cuomo confirmed that the New York City Human Rights Law protects trans people from harassment and discrimination, pleasing both the locally headquartered Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund and many, many New Yorkers. Trans pioneers Laverne Cox and Janet Mock make New York proud, as do performers like Justin Vivian Bond, Bianca Leigh and Becca Blackwell. And the revolutionary modeling agency Trans Models—the first of its kind—recently populated Fashion Week catwalks.