(MINEOLA, N.Y.) - On Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran issued Executive Order 107-2021 establishing the Nassau County Advisory Committee for Gender Inclusivity.” In response to the order, Nassau County Legislator Arnold W. Drucker (D - Plainview) issued the following statement:
“Across our nation, members of the transgender community continue to endure elevated levels of poverty, housing discrimination, workplace bias and a risk of suicide and mental health challenges. They are the victims of fatal violence with infuriating frequency. The breadth of the challenges they face are deserving of the focus of a dedicated advisory committee and enshrining County-level protections focused on gender identity in our Human Rights Law.
“County Executive-elect Blakeman has spoken frequently of his desire to aid Nassau residents from all walks of life. Following through on the formation of this committee would put the power of action behind his words and bring us one step closer to fulfilling the promise of 'liberty and justice for all’.”