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Statement from DOHMH and CCHR

    Affirming a longstanding position opposing the FDA's ban on blood donations by gay and bisexual men, the Commission and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene call on the FDA to go further to eliminate its discriminatory ban on blood donations. View full statement.
Important Office Update

    Beginning March 16, 2020, the Commission’s offices in Manhattan and all of our borough Community Service Centers are closed and staff are working remotely. Staff are working diligently to transition all existing appointments to be conducted over the phone or through video conference. To schedule any new appointments, please contact 311 and ask for the Commission on Human Rights.
A New York City block with trans colors as filter

    Giana Desir, a trans woman, was sexually harassed by a broker and then denied the ability to rent an apartment because of her gender identity. The Commission ordered $75,000 in damages and penalties on her behalf.

    Read the full Decision & Order and Gothamist write-up.

Kids stand with Commission staff in solidarity
    Young leaders are essential in our work to create a fair and just New York City. That’s why we have launched a slate of new programs and established a goal to reach over 5,000 young New Yorkers with our newest human rights workshops and trainings. 

    Read the press release.

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