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Pride Shabbat Address by State Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal: Fighting Back Against the National Assault on LGBTQ Rights
Sat, June 24 at 12:00 pm – Thu, June 29 at 12:00 am
Join us to mark Pride Shabbat with a visit from our district’s State Senator, Brad Hoylman-Sigal. At about noon, the senator will speak about critical social justice issues affecting LGBTQ people and all the communities who love them.
State Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal, the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, represents New York’s 47th State Senate District on Manhattan’s West Side, running five miles from Christopher Street to West 103rd Street. Brad has successfully championed progressive reforms on a wide range of issues, including housing, transportation, public education, LGBTQ rights, the environment and seniors. He has passed over 200 bills in the Senate, including legislation to ban ghost guns, prohibit ICE in courtrooms, and the Adult Survivors Act, which enabled survivors like E. Jean Carroll to revive legal claims against their abusers. Brad has also championed LGBTQ human rights laws such as the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), which extended human rights protections to transgender New Yorkers, and a ban on so-called “conversion therapy.” In addition to numerous other progressive bills, he currently sponsors the Trans Safe Haven bill, which passed the Senate and Assembly this last session. This bill would protect transgender youth and their families as they seek gender affirming care in New York State.
Senator Hoylman-Sigal, his husband David, and his two young daughters are members of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, the LGBTQ synagogue.