LGBT Rights

The New York City Chapter of Americans for Democratic Action is proud to have been a strong, early supporter for full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. Over the years, our leaders testified, demonstrated, joined coalitions and frequently were prominent in the fights for both New York City and State gay rights laws, the Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Bill (SONDA), and for Marriage Equality.

We are currently lending our voices to the long-overdue Dignity for All Students Act, as well as the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA). There is simply no excuse for harassment, bullying and other forms of bigotry to be tolerated in New York’s schools, work places and public accommodations.