New York joins five other states and Washington, D.C., in allowing trans individuals to update birth certificates without having to undergo surgery.
After being denied use of changing facilities at a Staten Island swimming pool, 24-year-old Bryan Ellicott is filing suit against the city's Dept. of Parks and Recreation, alleging discrimination.
Longtime LGBT activist and drag king Stormé DeLarverie died at age 93 in New York.
In most states, transgender individuals are required to publish a public notice in a local newspaper prior to legally changing their names. One legislator hopes to remove this burden for trans New Yorkers.
Those accused of beating fashion student Taj Patterson reportedly used antigay slurs, but they were not charged with a hate crime.