Both chambers of the State Legislature passed a bill allowing New Yorkers to update their state IDs and birth certificates with a gender-neutral “x” designation while also waiving a rule requiring name changes to be published in newspapers.
Wynne Nowland leads Bradley & Parker, an insurance, risk management and financial services firm based in Melville. We talked with the CEO about being trans, as well as developments in the insurance industry, including managing Covid.
Approximately 100 students staged a walkout at Ward Melville High School in East Setauket on March 1 in protest of its decision to introduce multi-colored, gender-neutral graduation gowns at its upcoming commencement ceremony this June. Traditionally, girls wear gold gowns and boys don green. The school’s new graduation gowns are universally green, with the high school’s emblem emblazoned on a gold stole.
Transgender advocates bristled at the suggestion that protection for trans youth fall under education policy instead of more broad federal anti-discrimination laws.