Transgender Day Honored By LI Advocacy Coalition

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From left: County Legislator Judy Jacobs, Joanne Borden and Supervisor Judi Bosworth.
From left: County Legislator Judy Jacobs, Joanne Borden and Supervisor Judi Bosworth.

At the Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremony, held at the Episcopal Church of St. Margaret in Plainview, Supervisor Judi Bosworth discussed the importance of providing antidiscrimination protection for residents and referred to the town unanimously passing an amendment to Town Code on June 2, which added “gender identification” as one of the protected classes.

Supervisor Judi Bosworth with Juli Grey-Owens, executive director of the Long Island Transgender Advocacy Coalition (LITAC), as she is presented an award from LITAC and the Transgender Day of Remembrance Committee for her leadership in transgender antidiscrimination in North Hempstead.
Supervisor Judi Bosworth with Juli Grey-Owens, executive director of the Long Island Transgender Advocacy Coalition (LITAC), as she is presented an award from LITAC and the Transgender Day of Remembrance Committee for her leadership in transgender antidiscrimination in North Hempstead.

Juli Grey-Owens, executive director of the Long Island Transgender Advocacy Coalition presented Bosworth with an award in honor of her leadership, compassion and fearless support of the transgender community. The Transgender Day of Remembrance was founded in 1999 to memorialize the murder of Rita Hester in Allston, Massachusetts, as well as all transgender people who were murdered in the past due to transphobia.

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