Post submitted by Maureen McCarty, former HRC Deputy Director of Marketing
Today New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a coordinated multi-agency effort to strengthen data collection in order to better meet the LGBT community’s needs.
“New York State has a long history of advancing progressive ideals, and today we are continuing to lead the nation by identifying new ways to improve services and better meet the needs of the LGBT community,” Governor Cuomo said. “By being more inclusive with how state agencies monitor the demographics of those they serve, we can address health and financial disparities, safety concerns, and a myriad of other issues that impact LGBT New Yorkers.”
By taking the bold step forward as the first state to have a coordinated statewide strategy to improve LGBT data collection, New York has set the bar for LGBT equality and protections.
HRC applauds today's announcement and hope the nation soon follows New York's example.