Citywide campaign fights against gender identity discrimination

Starting today,  Alisha King, of the Bronx, and Charlie Solidum, from Brooklyn, are some of the faces of a new campaign by the New York City Commission on Human Rights.

Starting today, Alisha King, of the Bronx, and Charlie Solidum, from Brooklyn, are some of the faces of a new campaign by the New York City Commission on Human Rights. (6/6/16)

THE BRONX - A Bronx native is one of the new faces of a citywide campaign aimed at fighting against gender identity discrimination.

The movement supports the idea that every New Yorker has the right to use the bathroom consistent with the sex that they identify with.

Starting today,  Alisha King, of the Bronx, and Charlie Solidum, from Brooklyn, are some of the faces of a new campaign by the New York City Commission on Human Rights.

The ads that feature the transgender residents will appear in subway cars, bus stops, phone booths, NYCTV, newspapers and on social media.

The ads are the nation's first government-led citywide ad campaign of its kind, and organizers are hoping it helps people "look past pink and blue."

Since 2002, it has been illegal in New York City to discriminate against an individual on the basis of gender identity or expression, including denying access to bathrooms.

Organizers have created the hashtag #beyounyc where people can follow along with the movement.

 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Suspected gang members arrested in the Bronx 1 VIDEO: Suspected gang members arrested in the Bronx
A study says 88 percent of walking trips 2 Word on the Street: Walking with GPS
VIDEO: Bronx restaurant owner attacked, robbed in apartment 3 VIDEO: Bronx restaurant owner attacked, robbed in apartment building
A man was stabbed in Pelham Gardens in 4 Police: Man stabbed near Pelham Parkway
Trump's keynote address last night at the Republican 5 Melania Trump's speech shrouded in controversy over plagiarism

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE