Because safe and equal bathroom access is a fundamental human right, as well as the law of the land in New York City, the NYC Commission on Human Rights has launched the nation's first government-led citywide ad campaign affirming every New Yorkers' right to use the bathroom consistent with their gender identity, regardless of their gender assigned at birth. It has been illegal in New York City to discriminate against an individual on the basis of gender identity or expression, including denying access to bathrooms, since 2002.
Legal Enforcement Guidance: Legal guidance on Gender Identity/Gender Expression protections under the NYC Human Rights Law. Portions of the guidance will be subject to future rulemaking pursuant to the City Administrative Procedure Act, N.Y. City Charter § 1041 et seq.
Truth vs. Myth Sheet addresses many of the common misconceptions on Gender Identity/Gender Expression protections.