Thursday, May 01, 2008

Monday, April 28, 2008

I'm off to Albany

Later today I'll be getting on a train and going up to Albany for the Empire State Pride Agenda's Equality and Justice Day. They are expecting 1,000 to 1,200 LGBT people and allies to gather to press for three pieces of legislation for New York State: Marriage Equality, the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) and the Dignity for All Students Act. We are hoping that 10% are transgender (last year we had about 80).

E&J Day is actually tomorrow, but I like to go up the day before. It takes me so long to get ready, I'd have to start at about midnight to make a 6:00am bus.

This year I've been appointed a Meeting Facilitator. That means I get to coordinate a group of people meeting with their legislators. I've been assigned to meetings with Brooklyn representatives. It should be interesting.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Spring has sprung least in my neighborhood.