In honor of Pride Month Governor Kathy Hochul announced in a press release that landmarks will be lit in a rainbow of colors starting today, Thursday, June 23 through Thursday, June 30 to celebrate.
The NYC landmarks to be lit in recognition of LGBTQ+ Pride Month include:
- One World Trade Center
- Kosciuszko Bridge
- The H. Carl McCall SUNY Building
- Empire State Plaza
- The “Franklin D. Roosevelt” Mid-Hudson Bridge
- Grand Central Terminal – Pershing Square Viaduct
The Empire State Building will also be lit up in a dazzling rainbow display this Sunday, June 26, in honor of NYC’s annual Pride March.
A few other announcements from Governor Hochul included:
- The first Latino openly LGBTQ+ judge, Judge Javier Enrique Vargas, was nominated to the New York State Court of Claims
- The I LOVE NY LGBTQ+ 2022 Pride Guide has been launched
- The LGBTQ+ progress flag has been raised across the state
- A new exhibition in the State Capitol spotlighting LGBTQ+ Service Members in the U.S. Military during pride month has opened
- For the first time in NY state, the progressive pride flag will be flown at State Parks across New York
You can learn more about these announcements here.
“Pride Month is a time to celebrate the countless contributions of the LBGTQ+ community to New York State,” Governor Hochul said. “Every New Yorker, regardless of gender and sexual identity or expression deserves a government that recognizes them for who they are and provides a space of value, love, and belonging.”
This news comes shortly after the announcement that New Yorkers will now have the option to choose “X” as a gender marker on their driver license, learner permit, or non-driver ID card at all DMV offices statewide. These announcements follow the major advancements in LGBTQ+ equity Governor Hochul fought for and secured in the Enacted Fiscal Year 2023 State Budget.
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