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Harry Bronson celebrates 96th anniversary of women’s right to vote

Harry Bronson at the Susan B. Anthony House

Harry Bronson at the Susan B. Anthony House

Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) attended a 19th Amendment Celebration this weekend at the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House to recognize the 96th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment – which gave women the right to vote.

Throughout his time in the State Assembly, Bronson has been an unwavering advocate for women’s rights and pay equity.

“Social justice issues are extremely important to me,” said Bronson. “I know what it’s like to be treated differently because of who I am, and absolutely no one deserves that. We’ve made progress since Susan B. Anthony led the charge, but I’ll keep fighting to ensure women have the full and equal rights they deserve.”

The Susan B. Anthony House – named after a leader of the women’s suffrage movement – offers visitors a true taste of history, sharing the story of one woman’s fight for equal rights. Bronson stressed his support for the Women’s Equality Act (WEA), which strengthened protections for women in areas including pay equity, sexual harassment and domestic violence, and recommitted himself to ensuring all women are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.

 

 

First same sex partners both win Olympic gold

Helen and Kate Richardson-Walsh

Helen and Kate Richardson-Walsh

“I am so proud of the way she has come back,” Helen told USA Today. “She deserves this so much.” Trudy Ring posts on The Advocate: An Olympic Games with the most openly LGBT competitors ever saw more history made Friday, as Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh of Great Britain became the first same-sex married couple to win medals — and they’re gold.

Both are players on the British women’s field hockey team, which beat the Netherlands in a tie-breaking “shootout” — similar to a sudden-death overtime — at the Rio games. The teams were tied 3-3 at the end of regulation play Friday night, setting up the shootout, in which Great Britain scored two goals to win the gold, with Helen Richardson-Walsh responsible for the first, on a penalty stroke. This was the first gold medal win for the British team; the Netherlands team is the silver medalist.

“It is really, really special,” Kate Richardson-Walsh, who is captain of the British team, told USA Today after the game. “To win an Olympic medal is special. To do it with your wife … we will cherish this for the rest of our lives.”

The women have been together since 2008 and were married in 2013, the year same-sex marriage was legalized in the United Kingdom.

There were other factors that made the win particularly meaningful. Kate’s jaw was broken by a hockey stick in the 2012 London Olympics, but she had surgery right away and continued to captain the team, which won the bronze medal that year.

 

-Read more on The Advocate.com

NYC trans woman attacked with hammer

woodside-queens-new-yorkA transgender woman in New York suffered a brutal attack last Wednesday morning in what police are investigating as a possible hate crime.

The 28-year-old victim was struck over the head with a hammer as she was walking near 41-01 67 St along 67th Street in Woodside. NY Daily News reports that the attacker came from behind and screamed “This is what you get for being gay.”

Local woman Bertha Zanabriga said she came to the victim’s aid and the woman said to “call … the ambulance, somebody hit me with a hammer in my head and I’m bleeding.”

According to ABC, the victim was treated for serious injuries and later released from hospital.

No arrests have been made in connection to the attack.

-Read more on towleroad.com

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