Nine-year old Jenna used to come home from school upset back when she was in 3rd grade, her mother Melissa Marshall remembers. This was after Melissa and Jenna’s father had parted ways, and now, Melissa was in a relationship with another woman.
“There were some kids bullying her,” Melissa says. “Saying...Read more
Back in the golden age of disco, the gay place to be in Buffalo was a bar on Main St. with a huge dance floor called City Lights. One of the songs I remember most from that time was by Sister Sledge, and its opening lyrics: “We are family /...Read more
The Buffalo Common Council unanimously adopted a resolution last night urging the New York State Senate to pass the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act.
The bill, which passed the State Assembly with a bipartisan majority for the past seven years, would outlaw discrimination based on gender identity or expression and would expand...Read more
Benedict House has always been a family. When founded in 1987 by the Rev. Vincent Crosby, a Benedictine monk, it was a small, 12-bed residence on Buffalo’s Lower West Side. Crosby and his family provided compassionate and indiscriminate respite care for homeless persons living with HIV/AIDS at a time when...Read more
Despite significant progress in the advancement of gay legal rights in America, the legal landscape regarding the rights of transgender individuals has not been as quick to change.
In 2014, the New York State Assembly passed the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act for the seventh straight year with a bipartisan majority. GENDA,...Read more