On the last Tuesday of April, hundreds of LGBT New Yorkers and allies will play hooky from work, school and the daily grind – but don’t worry, it’s for an important reason! April 29th is Equality and Justice Day, our annual trip to Albany to make our voices heard. We’ll be lobbying state lawmakers on issues like marriage equality, outlawing discrimination against transgender New Yorkers, and safe schools for LGBT youth.
We’ve also got a massive statewide rally planned for 11:45 a.m., with powerful speakers like Donna Rose (a transgender activist), Kelli Conlin (from NARAL Pro-Choice NY), H. Alexander Robinson (from the National Black Justice Coalition), Rev. David Parsons (from Lutherans Concerned), and of course, our own Alan Van Capelle. Before the rally, attendees will have the chance to draw some inspiration from our interfaith service, or meet new people from all corners of the state at our caucuses for people of color, youth, college students, the aging, and transgender New Yorkers.
For those of you who can’t make it, we’ll be live-blogging on April 29, so you can check with us throughout the day for updates and photos. But why not just come with us to Albany? Registration is still open until this Friday, April 17, so sign up now!