Gender Identity and Expression

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.

If you have additional questions, call 311 or (212) 416-0197 and ask for the Commission on Human Rights.

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