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Manhattan, New York, USA, June 27, 2021 – Photo: Giada Papini/EuropaNewswire

Manhattan, New York, USA, June 27, 2021 – Thousands of People Participated in the 2021 Gay Pride Parade Today in New York City.
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New York, June 27, 2021.
“Too often, LGBTQIA+ New Yorkers encounter barriers to finding jobs that honor their identities and treat them with dignity and respect,” said Carmelyn P. Malalis, Chair, and Commissioner of the NYC Commission on Human Rights. “The New York City Human Rights Law bans gender identity and sexual orientation discrimination in the application process and in the workplace. Everyone deserves to have stable employment regardless of their gender identity, expression, or sexual orientation. This LGBTQIA+ workforce manual will help employers understand what LGBTQIA+ job-seekers need, educate employers on culturally competent best practices and their obligations under the law, and give employers the tools and language necessary to understand and support LGBTQIA+ employees so that they may bring their whole selves to work.”
“All job seekers and workers deserve to enter
spaces where they will be treated with dignity and respect,” said J. Phillip Thompson, Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives. “LGBTQI+ young adults in particular face acute pressures when they seek services from workforce programs that historically haven’t always affirmed their identities. The resources in this manual will help providers and employers reevaluate and revise their policies and practices to be inclusive of this community. It stands alongside the historic legal protections this administration has put in place for LGBTQI+ workers, and the newly launched Unity Works program to provide customized and comprehensive program services for LGBTQI+ youth, as a symbol of our commitment to helping these young New Yorkers reach their full potential as their authentic selves.”
Source: New York Mayors Office. Photo: Giada Papini/EuropaNewswire

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