New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently mandated comprehensive sexuality education be taught in all New York City public schools starting this fall. The mandate extends the usual semester of “health” education in high schools, requiring that one semester of age-appropriate sex education is taught in sixth or seventh grade, and another more mature semester is taught in ninth or tenth grade.
A new supporter for marriage equality and proponent of the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" has won election to the U.S. Congress with tonight's upset victory that has been called for Democrat Kathy Hochul against Republican Jane Corwin in New York's 26th District. With 91 percent of precincts reporting, Hochul was winning the race 48 percent to 42 percent, with Tea Party candidate Jack Davis garnering 9 percent of the vote.
Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, has kicked off a state tour to highlight his legislative agenda for 2011. Marriage equality is one of the priorities, along with a property tax and ethics reform. The Democrat governor hopes to press people to support his aims and pressure lawmakers about them. >>>
On Wednesday 23 February 2011, ILGA and its members and allies held the panel: “Sexuality, homophobia and transphobia: the need to improve access to education and work” which was attended by over 100 people. The event which took place from 6 to 7.30 pm at the Church Center Chapel of the CCUN Building was co-sponsored by RFSL, Education International, United and Strong, Soulforce Q and facilitated by Patricia Curzi. >>>