It was an honor to photograph Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul at the 2019 Pride March in New York City, which marked the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots.
New York is leading the way in human rights and equality. Earlier this year, the New York Senate passed the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA). GENDA prohibits discrimination based on gender identity or expression and adds transgender New Yorkers to those protected by the state’s Hate Crimes Law. At the March on Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Bill A2707 into law banning the so-called “gay panic” defense in New York State, saying it “ends the justification of homophobia.”
All photos by Kristen Blush: